MLB: Texas 6, Boston 3

April 18, 2012 at 10:58 PM

BOSTON, April 18 (UPI) -- Mike Napoli put Texas in front with his third two-run homer in two games Wednesday and the Rangers went on to down Boston 6-3.

Texas won its sixth straight, became the first American League team to reach 10 victories this season and then headed off to Detroit for a four-game battle against the team it eliminated in last year's AL Championship Series.

For the second straight evening, the Red Sox took an early 2-0 lead, but Texas went in front 3-2 on Napoli's fourth-inning blast. He hit a pair of two-run homers Tuesday in the Rangers' 18-3 clubbing of Boston.

Napoli added a two-run double to finish off a three-run eighth.

Derek Holland (2-0) earned the win, going seven innings while giving up two runs on four hits with seven strikeouts. No Texas starting pitcher has suffered a loss this season and the five-man rotation has a combined ERA of 2.44.

Josh Beckett (1-2) took the loss, surrendering three runs on seven hits in seven innings.

Kevin Youkilis gave Boston the early lead with a two-run shot in the second.

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