MLB: Texas 7, Boston 0

May 3, 2013 at 11:37 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas, May 3 (UPI) -- Derek Holland shut down Boston with nine strikeouts in eight innings Friday and Texas pounded out 18 hits in clubbing the Red Sox 7-0.

The Rangers managed only one run on eight hits over the first three innings, but broke things open with a five-run fourth. Boston had won its previous two games and came into the contest with the best record in baseball.

Holland (3-2) gave up six hits and walked one while throwing 112 pitches. Derek Lowe worked a perfect ninth to preserve the shutout.

Texas came up with four two-out hits in the fifth inning to take control. Elvis Andrus drove in one run with a single, Adrian Beltre produced a three-run double and Nelson Cruz singled in the final run of the frame.

Felix Doubront (3-1) suffered the loss after being torched for six runs on 12 hits in just 3 2/3.

Texas had dropped four of its previous five games and was coming off its first lost series of the season against the Chicago White Sox.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
SB50: Denver Broncos face tough call at QB in 2016
Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend claims he hit her
NFLPA hopes to have independent arbitration for player discipline next season
Watch every star-studded Super Bowl commercial of 2016
Group recreates 'Mario Kart' video game at UK mall