The Boston Red Sox had their three-game win streak snapped Thursday night against the Texas Rangers in a 4-1 loss at Globe Life Field.
The Red Sox recorded just three hits in the contest, unable to get the best of the Rangers after Boston pitcher Martin Perez put together a very respectable start on the mound.
The Rangers had seven hits and benefitted from a pair or Boston errors in the win.
The Red Sox fell to 16-10 while the Rangers improved to 11-15.
Here’s how it all went down:
GAME IN A WORD
Boston’s bats compiled just three hits.
ON THE BUMP
— Perez put together a strong start on the mound.
The lefty scattered just five hits in his first five innings while allowing one run and recording seven strikeouts. He was pulled after going 5 2/3 innings without walking a single batter.
Perez retired the side in order in the first and third innings and got out of a jam in the fifth.
— Hirokazu Sawamura, unfortunately, didn’t have the same fate.
The right-hander came on with two outs in the sixth inning and allowed a two-run home run. he exited the game after pitching the seventh, allowing two runs on two hits in 1 1/3 innings.
— Darwinzon Hernandez come on to pitch the eighth and did not allow a hit.
IN THE BATTER’S BOX
–Devers gave the Red Sox their first (and only) run of the game with a RBI double to right field in the sixth inning.
Alex Verdugo scored after smacking a lead-off double to deep center in the frame.
— The Red Sox record just three hits with Christian Vazquez, Verdugo and Devers each recording one.
— Boston did have baserunners in the first, second, third (one in scoring position), sixth and eighth innings.
The Red Sox return to face the Rangers in the second game of a four-game set Friday at 8 p.m. ET.