Crimson Sox rally to finish 4-game skid with 4-2 win over Rangers

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Rob Refsnyder of the Red Sox follows through on a two-run single in the eighth inning.
Rob Refsnyder of the Crimson Sox follows by means of on a two-run single within the eighth inning. AP Picture/Tony Gutierrez

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rob Refsnyder hit a go-ahead two-run single within the eighth inning and the Boston Crimson Sox snapped a four-game dropping streak with a 4-2 win over the playoff-chasing Texas Rangers, who misplaced their fourth in a row even after getting two All-Star gamers again of their lineup Monday night time.

Boston rallied in opposition to reliever Will Smith (2-7), who walked No. 8 batter Luis Urias after which gave up a double that snapped No. 9 batter Connor Wong’s 0-for-17 slide. Refsnyder’s one-out hit that made it 3-2 got here after Rafael Devers, with 10 hits his earlier 21 at-bats, was deliberately walked. Adam Duvall adopted with a sac fly.

Marcus Semien, the one Rangers participant to begin all 150 of their video games, hit one other leadoff homer and had an RBI single.

Texas (82-68), already assured its first profitable document since 2016, started the day one sport forward of Seattle for the American League’s third and last wild-card spot. The Mariners, who the Rangers play seven instances within the season’s final 10 days, have been at Oakland on Monday night time.

Whereas not but eradicated from the playoffs, the Crimson Sox (75-76) have been on the backside of the AL East standings and seven 1/2 video games behind the ultimate wild-card spot with solely 11 video games to play. Urias had an RBI single within the fifth for his or her different run.

Josh Winckowski (4-2) struck out three and walked two in a scoreless seventh for Boston after starter Kutter Crawford had seven strikeouts and not using a stroll and allowed two runs over six innings. Chris Martin struck out two within the ninth, his nineteenth consecutive scoreless look and solely second save.

Rangers rookie third baseman Josh Jung and slugging proper fielder Adolis Garcia have been each activated from the injured checklist. Jung, who was 1 for 4 with a single within the ninth inning, had been out six weeks with a fractured left thumb. Garcia went 0 for 3 with a stroll and two strikeouts after lacking 10 video games with a patellar tendon pressure in his proper knee.

It was the primary time since July 21, the night time shortstop Corey Seager exited with a sprained proper thumb and missed 9 video games, that the Rangers had of their lineup all 5 of their place gamers who began for the American League within the All-Star Sport on July 11. Change-hitting catcher Jonah Heim additionally had an IL stint since then.


Semien’s twenty fifth homer of the season got here on the primary pitch thrown by Crawford. It was the AL-best ninth leadoff homer in a primary inning for Semien, extending his single-season franchise document. It was the third time this month he hit a leadoff homer on the primary pitch.


Commerce deadline acquisition Jordan Montgomery struck out eight with none walks whereas permitting one run over seven innings in his ninth begin for the Rangers.


Crimson Sox: Rookie OF Wilyer Abreu was out of the lineup a day after he damage his throwing hand when crashing into the wall making an attempt to make a catch on the game-ending play of their loss at Toronto. He’s anticipated again within the lineup Tuesday.


Rangers All-Star right-hander Nathan Eovaldi, who was with the Crimson Sox the previous 5 seasons, pitches in opposition to them Tuesday night time within the center sport of the collection. It is just the fourth begin for Eovaldi (11-4, 2.96 ERA) since he got here off the IL after lacking seven weeks with a proper forearm pressure. Proper-hander Tanner Houck (5-9, 4.94) goes for the Crimson Sox.