August 25, 2011- The Texas Rangers have dominated the Boston Red Sox for much of the past three seasons. The trend was beginning to worry some in Boston since the two teams could face off come playoff time.
The Red Sox have tried to downplay that idea. The past two nights however has made many forget about the past three seasons. Last night the Red Sox routed Texas 13-2 for their second consecutive win against the Central Division leaders in Texas.
Carl Crawford knocked in five runs. The Boston lineup has had 30 hits and 24 runs in just the last two games against the Rangers.
The Red Sox are now sole owners of first place in the East Division of the American League. They took over possession of first with their victory and the New York Yankees loss to Oakland.
The Red Sox end an eight game road trip tonight in the last game of the series with Texas. They have won five of seven on the trip.
Every starter had one hit or more in the lineup with Jacoby Ellsbury hitting his 23rd homer as one of his three hits. He also stole his team leading 35th base. Adrian Gonzalez now has 99 RBIs as he hit another home run, his third in two nights.
David Ortiz returned after a nine game absence to have two hits and an RBI.