The Red Sox got involved in a slugging match with the Texas Rangers and came out on the wrong end it, dropping an 8-6 decision.
The game featured a handful of lead changes as the teams battled back and forth. But the Rangers took the lead for good in the sixth with three runs off Matt Andriese, including a two-run homer by Willie Calhoun.
Eduardo Rodriguez was not sharp, allowing four runs in five innings. In the third inning, Rodriguez labored through 33 pitches.
The Sox had their chances, but stranded 10. In the fifth, with two runs already in, they had the bases loaded and no outs but couldn't add anything on. They also left the bases loaded in the eighth.
WHO: Red Sox (17-10) vs. Texas Rangers (11-16) WHEN: 7:05 p.m. WHERE: Globe Life Field SERIES TO DATE: 1-1 STARTING PITCHERS: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (4-0, 3.52) vs. RHP Jordan Lyles (1-2, 6.75) TV/RADIO: NESN, MLB Network; WEEI-FM