Sox take down Rangers for third straight time, 6-0

Sox take down Rangers for third straight time, 6-0
August 26, 2011, 3:16 am
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By Sean McAdam
CSNNE.com Red Sox Insider Follow @sean_mcadam

ARLINGTON, Texas -- A few days ago, the Red Sox couldn't beat the Texas Rangers. Now, seemingly, they can't lose.

The Red Sox walloped the Rangers, 6-0, for their third straight victory against Texas. The Sox began the week with an 0-3 record against the Rangers this season, then lost the series opener Monday.

In the final three games of the series, however, the Red Sox outscored the Rangers 30-5.

Four homers -- including two by Adrian Gonzalez -- paced the Red Sox attack. David Ortiz and Jarrod Saltalamacchia also homered.

Andrew Miller blanked Texas for 6 13 innings to post his second straight win. Alfredo Aceves and Dan Wheeler combined to provide 2 23 innings of scoreless relief to mop up.

The victory concluded a 17-game stretch in which the Red Sox played 14 games on the road. In that span, the Red Sox were 10-7 and lost no ground to the second-place New York Yankees, whom they continued to lead by a game in the division.

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