Sox bats don't make trip to Texas, fall 4-0


Sox bats don't make trip to Texas, fall 4-0

By Sean McAdam Red Sox Insider Follow @sean_mcadam

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Erik Bedard turned in his best start since joining the Red Sox, done in by one bad pitch.

Then again, considering how well C.J. Wilson was pitching, it probably didn't matter.

Bedard yielded a three-run homer to Mike Napoli on a 1-and-2 pitch in the sixth inning, providing most of the damage in Texas's 4-0 shutout of the Red Sox.

Wilson, meanwhile, limited the Sox to just four hits in 6 23 innings, improving to 13-5 overall this season and 4-0 with a 1.08 ERA in five career starts against the Red Sox.

All four of the Red Sox hits were singles. They had just three baserunners in scoring position all night.

The Rangers improved to 4-0 against the Sox this season and have won 10 of the last 12 and 17 of the last 23 meetings.

The Rangers nicked Bedard, 4-9, with a solo run in the third, with some help from first base umpire Doug Eddings. With one on and one out, Ian Kinsler lofted a ball to right which replays showed Josh Reddick caught. Eddings, however, ruled that Reddick trapped the ball.

Elvis Andrus followed one batter later with a run-scoring single to left.

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NLCS: Cubs beat Dodgers 8-4, head home with 3-2 series lead


NLCS: Cubs beat Dodgers 8-4, head home with 3-2 series lead

LOS ANGELES - Jon Lester pitched seven sharp innings, Addison Russell hit a tiebreaking homer and the Chicago Cubs moved one win from their first World Series trip in 71 years by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 on Thursday.

The Cubs grabbed a 3-2 lead in the NL Championship Series and will have two chances to wrap up that elusive pennant back home at Wrigley Field.

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