Here are the lineups:
|RED SOX (17-17)||RANGERS (18-17)|
|Pedroia 2B||Choo LF|
|Victorino RF||Andrus SS|
|Ortiz DH||Beltre 3B|
|Napoli 1B||Fielder 1B|
|Sizemore LF||Rios RF|
|Bogaerts SS||Moreland DH|
|Pierzynski C||Arencibia C|
|Middlebrooks 3B||Martin CF|
|Bradley Jr. CF||Odor 2B|
|Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (2-2, 5.63).||Pitching: RHP Yu Darvish (2-1, 2.87).|
Game time: 8:05 p.m.
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.
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 15⅔ 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 10⅔ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @peteabe.