Beltre helps Rangers to sweep of Red Sox

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Adrian Beltre's single in the bottom of the 9th inning off Clayton Mortensen drove in the winning run as the Texas Rangers completed a 3-game sweep with a 4-3 win over the Red Sox.

It was the 1st time the Red Sox have been swept this season, and their 1st 3-game losing streak of the season, too.

The Red Sox got on the board first courtesy of David Ortiz's (pictured) 4th home run of the season with Dustin Pedroia aboard in the top of the 1st inning off Rangers starter Yu Darvish. Mitch Moreland's solo home run in the bottom of the 4th off Boston starting pitcher Jon Lester put Texas on the board; they tied the game on a 2-run home run by Nelson Cruz in the bottom of the 6th.

Lester pitched 6 innings, charged with 3 Texas runs on 5 hits and 3 walks while striking out 7. Darvish had a career-high 14 strikeouts over 7 innings.

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