We've seen it before...in fact, it's been the storyline for much of the 2015 season. The Red Sox fall behind early, the offense can't do enough to overcome the deficit, and another notch gets recorded in the "L" column.
Photo courtesy of the Associated Press
The Rangers beat the Red Sox on the strength of two Josh Hamilton home runs 7-4 in Arlington Friday night.
Texas put up single runs in the bottom of the second and third innings before Boston tied the game in the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Xander Bogaerts and an RBI single by Blake Swihart.
Hamilton's second home run of the game in the bottom of the inning put the Rangers back up 3-2. Texas tacked on two more runs in the seventh to take a 5-2 lead.
Hanley Ramirez brought the Sox back to within one with his twelfth home run of the year in the eigth with a man on but the Rangers again answered back with two in the bottom of the inning to pull away.
Steven Wright (pictured) took the loss, allowing three runs on five hits and a walk in 5.2 innings.
Ramirez led the Boston offense with two hits; Dustin Pedroia singled to extend his hitting streak to nine games.
Josh Hamilton made his first appearance in Texas since returning to the Rangers. He had two hits and an RBI and received a strong ovation from the Arlington crowd.
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