The Texas Rangers follow up a victory in the 2nd of a three game stand against the defending champion Boston Red Sox today at 3 pm. Last night, the Rangers pounded out a 10-7 win over the Sox who took game one 1-5 on Monday.
Pitcher Martin Perez collected his first victory after going 6 1/3 innings, allowing four runs on eight hits, three walks and three strikeouts. The most impressive thing was that he was able to ground five double plays, the second most behind Matt Harrison.
“A pitcher’s best friend and he was able to use it tonight,” Rangers manager Ron Washington said of the double plays. “You don’t want it to happen all the time like that, but he was able to take advantage of it tonight. He really threw the ball well.”