Wil­son, Rangers han­dle Red Sox

Texas grabs 3rd vic­tory in 4-game se­ries at Bos­ton

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS - By Howard Ul­man

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.

Michael Dwyer

Texas Rangers start­ing pitcher C.J. Wil­son gave up three hits and struck out 10 Red Sox in 62⁄ in­nings on Sun­day.

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