Rangers Tag Buchholz Early, Red Sox Drop Rubber Game In Texas
By SCHUYLER DIXON
AP Sports Writer
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Martin Perez pitched six solid innings for his sixth straight win, the first six Texas hitters reached for an early lead and the Rangers beat the Boston Red Sox 6-2 on Sunday.
Prince Fielder hit a two-run homer for the Rangers, who are 11-0-1 in series since getting swept at Oakland in mid-May. Texas improved to 8-1 in deciding games this season.
Perez (7-4) was working on a shutout before Bryce Brentz hit a solo drive with two out in the sixth for his first major league homer. The left-hander matched the longest winning streak of his career, from 2013.
Shin-Soo Choo, Ian Desmond, Nomar Mazara and Adrian Beltre opened Texas’ three-run first with four straight singles. The last two drove in a run apiece, to go along with Rougned Odor’s blooper to left against Clay Buchholz (3-8).