Wilson, Rangers handle Red Sox
Texas grabs 3rd victory in 4-game series at Boston
BOSTON — Texas starter C.J. Wilson threw the ball a lot better than Boston’s fielders.
The left-hander struck out a career-high 10 and the Rangers capitalized on throwing problems by the Red Sox in a 4-2 win Sunday.
“We didn’t finish a couple of plays, and the way Wilson was pitching, that ended up being too much,” Boston manager Terry Francona said.
The Rangers scored in the fourth when third baseman Adrian Beltre couldn’t handle catcher Dusty Brown’s throw as Nelson Cruz headed for the base. They got another run in the fifth when Julio Borbon stole home after Brown threw to second, where Elvis Andrus was trying to steal.
Wilson (8-5) worked 62⁄ innings, allowing one run on three hits but walking five. He threw 113 pitches and left after walking Daniel Nava. Darren O’Day then walked pinch hitter J.D. Drew, but ended the threat by getting Marco Scutaro to fly out to center.
Neftali Feliz gave up a lead- off homer in the ninth to Mike Cameron, his fourth of the year, but got his 24th save in 26 chances.
The Red Sox lost for the eighth time in 11 games and managed just five hits. The AL West-leading Rangers, meanwhile, won for the third time in this four-game series at Fenway Park after being swept at home by Baltimore before the All-Star break.
Texas Rangers starting pitcher C.J. Wilson gave up three hits and struck out 10 Red Sox in 62⁄ innings on Sunday.