Hamilton, Rangers rock Red Sox

11:06 PM, Apr 17, 2012   |    comments
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Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Josh Hamilton hit a three-run shot and drove in five runs, while Mike Napoli homered twice and knocked in four, as Texas ripped Boston, 18-3, in the opener of a two-game series from Fenway Park.

Elvis Andrus added three RBI, Nelson Cruz brought home two and Michael Young added a solo blast for the Rangers, who have won five in a row and are off to their best start since going 10-1 in 1989.

Colby Lewis (2-0) worked seven innings, allowing eight hits and two runs while fanning seven.

Dustin Pedroia posted a two-run homer and Adrian Gonzalez also went deep for the Red Sox, who have dropped two in a row since starting this nine-game homestand with three straight wins.

Jon Lester (0-2) didn't make it out of the third inning, charged in defeat with eight hits and seven runs with four walks.

 

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