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Game 35: Red Sox at Rangers

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (17-17)RANGERS (18-17)
Pedroia 2BChoo LF
Victorino RFAndrus SS
Ortiz DHBeltre 3B
Napoli 1BFielder 1B
Sizemore LFRios RF
Bogaerts SSMoreland DH
Pierzynski CArencibia C
Middlebrooks 3BMartin CF
Bradley Jr. CFOdor 2B
Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (2-2, 5.63).Pitching: RHP Yu Darvish (2-1, 2.87).

Game time: 8:05 p.m.

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TV/radio: NESN/WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Darvish: Carp 0-7, Pedroia 4-7, Middlebrooks 0-3, Napoli 0-2, Ortiz 1-3, Ross 1-2.

Rangers vs. Buchholz: Arencibia 0-20, Rios 3-15, Choo 1-10, Fielder 2-11, Beltre 1-8, Andrus 2-8, Moreland 0-2.

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Stat of the Day: The Red Sox have yet to win three consecutive games this season. The Astros, Indians, Padres, and Pirates share that distinction.

Notes: The Sox have won four of five and are seeking to get over .500 for the first time since they were 2-1. They are two games out of first place . . . The Sox are 14-29 against the Rangers over the last five seasons and 6-16 at Texas . . . The Sox play 11 of their next 17 games on the road. They are 7-6 away from Fenway so far . . . Buchholz is 1-3, 3.50 in five career starts against Texas, 0-2, 4.15 in three starts at Texas . . . Darvish is 0-1, 5.93 in two starts against the Red Sox. The righthander has so far had two distinct seasons. He had an 0.82 ERA in his first three starts and a 5.74 in his last three, giving up 10 runs on 21 hits over 15 innings . . . Koji Uehara, who once pitched for Texas, has four scoreless innings in his last four appearances and had struck out five . . . The Red Sox are hoping Junichi Tazawa had his issues solved. His last four appearances — 4 innings, 8 hits, 5 earned runs — were ugly . . . Dustin Pedroia is 27 of 86 (.314) since missing two games with a sore left wrist. In his last 12 games batting leadoff, he is hitting .288/.383/.423 with eight walks and nine runs . . . Red Sox pitchers have a 2.20 ERA in the last five games . . . Andrew Miller has gone 10 innings without issuing a walk. He strikeout-to-walk ratio is 3.24-1 over the last two seasons. It was 1.44-1 in his career prior to that.

Song of the Day: “West Texas Waltz” by Joe Ely.

Peter Abraham can be reached at pabraham@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @peteabe.
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