Recap - Sox lose late in Texas

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

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Josh Hamilton's 2-RBI double in the bottom of the ninth inning sent the Red Sox to a 4-3 loss in the series finale against the Rangers in Arlington on Sunday afternoon.

Pablo Sandoval's fielding error in the bottom of the ninth started the downward spiral. Prince Fielder was walked with two out and Hamilton was sent up as a pinch hitter.

Boston took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on an RBI single by Hanley Ramirez that brought home Mookie Betts. After the Rangers tied things up in the bottom of the inning the Sox took advantage of an Adrian Beltre error allowing Pablo Sandoval to score.

Texas tied the game again in the bottom of the third on a Beltre single. Xander Bogaerts put Boston back on top with a single in the sixth that drove Ramirez in.

Joe Kelly (pictured) went five innings to get credit for the win. He allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits and two walks while striking out three. The Red Sox bullpen combined for three innings of one-hit ball until the ninth. Koji Uehara took the loss.

Bogaerts had three of Boston's ten hits; Ramirez and Rusney Castillo each added a pair. Dustin Pedroia saw his 10-game hitting streak come to an end.

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