So, maybe the Sox should have saved some for tonight

Jim Monaghan
Contributing writer

Just one night after scoring 17 runs on 19 hits, the Red Sox found themselves scratching and clawing for anything and everything they could get in a 3-2 loss to the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park. Alexi Ogando held Boston to just three hits over 5.1 innings, and the Sox only managed two more hits the rest of the way.

Old friend Adrian Beltre put the Sox in an early hole with a solo home run to straightaway centerfield off Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey. Dustin Pedroia (pictured) tied the game in the bottom of the sixth inning with a solo blast of his own off one of the light towers in left.

Elvis Andrus doubled in the top of the seventh off Koji Uehara to drive in a pair of runs. Jarrod Saltalamacchia got Boston to within a run with an RBI double to right in the bottom of the eighth.

Lackey pitched very well in the loss, though he did not figure in the decision. He gave up just one run over six innings on five hits. He struck out five and didn't walk a batter.

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