Recap - Lackey & Pedey help Sox win series in Texas

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

John Lackey contributed another strong outing and Dustin Pedroia slammed the 101st home run of his career as the Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers 5-2 in Arlington. The win puts the Red Sox over the .500 mark for the 1st time this season.

Boston jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the top of the 1st (yes, you read that correctly). Dustin Pedroia led off with a double and following a 1-out walk to David Ortiz, was brought in on an RBI double by Mike Napoli. A.J. Pierzynski singled to drive in Ortiz and Napoli.

The Red Sox added single runs in the top of the 2nd on an RBI-ground out by Shane Victorino and the top of the 7th on Pedroia's 2nd home run of the season.

Lackey got the win with 7 very impressive innings. He allowed 2 runs on 7 hits and no walks while striking out 9. His record improved to 5-2 on the season.

Andrew Miller struck out 2 in a 1-2-3 8th inning in another outstanding performance. Koji Uehara pitched a clean 9th inning for his 9th save of the season.

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