#RedSox Game Summary (July 4) A Fitting Fourth

#RedSox Game Summary (July 4) A fitting fourth. The Red Sox could not join in the festivities along the Esplanade, so they decided to make their own fireworks in Arlington, Texas. They started their scoring barrage in the 2nd inning when Hanley Ramirez doubled off Rangers starter Yu Darvish, and scored on an Andrew Benintendi single. Two hits later, Andrew was driven in by rookie phenom Tzu-Wei Lin, and Boston had an early 2-0 lead. The Sox continued their destruction of the usually tough Darvish in the 4th, scoring 2 more runs on 4 hits, including a double by Benintendi. Andrew continued with his own personal fireworks display in the 5th, hitting a 3 run bomb, and joined in the fun yet again in the 6th, hitting one of a pair of singles to drive in another run, in an inning that began with an error by the usually outstanding Elvis Andrus that allowed Dustin Pedroia to reach. Benny Baseball (as channel 4 says he has been called) launched one more rocket in the 8th, with a solo dinger. Not to be outdone, Jackie Bradley, Jr. followed with a monster smash of his own. All in all, the Sox went 19-for-46, with most of the production coming from the lower half of the order. Benintendi went 4-for-5 with 2 homers and a double. David Price was outstanding, pitching 6 shutout innings on 6 hits and 2 walks, while posting 9 Ks. Blaine Boyer, who came in relief of Price? Not so much. In the 8th, after whiffing our old friend Adrian Beltre, he allowed 2 hits followed by a 3 run blast by another old friend, Mike Napoli. In the 9th, Robby Scott yielded a solo dinger to Delino DeShields for the fourth Texas run. Still, these late inning failings from members of the usually outstanding Boston bullpen could not tarnish the brilliance of the work of Andrew Benintendi and David Price today. Boston beat Texas, 11-4, at Globe Life Park. Record: 49-35. Game 84/78.

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