Carl Crawford's grand slam was just one of the highlights of an 8-run 4th inning as the Red Sox pounded out a convincing 12-7 victory over the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park. Boston sent 13 batters to the plate - Josh Reddick and Jarrod Saltalamacchia each had two hits in the inning - and gave starting pitcher Erik Beddard a big cushion to work with.
Bedard went 6 innings to earn his 5th win of the season and his first since joining the Red Sox. He gave up 3 runs (all earned) on 5 hits and 4 walks; he struck out 6. His last win came on June 15.
Carl Crawford's grand slam in the bottom of the 4th inning was the 4th of his career and his first in a Red Sox uniform. His last GS came on June 2, 2010 against Toronto.
Adrian Gonzalez turned a pair of unassisted double plays.
Jed Lowrie was removed from the game in the bottom of the 4th with what is being called left shoulder tightness.
Josh Reddick had the first 4-hit game of his career. He's still expected to become a bench player when (if?) J.D. Drew returns to the lineup.
Speaking of being out of the lineup, Marco Scutaro was out for the 2nd consecutive game; he said before the game he felt fine, but manager Terry Francona wanted to give him a little more time off. It's expected Scutaro will be back for Sunday's game.
This couple got engaged on the field prior to the game.
Was Big Papi standing by just in case she turned him down?
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