The Boston Red Sox lost the final game of the road trip to the Texas Rangers, 7-1, at Globe Life Field on Sunday. Despite the loss, it was Boston’s first series win since its three-game set against the Detroit Tigers from April 11-13.
Boston fell to 13-21 on the season, while Texas improved to 14-19.
You can view the full box score here.
ONE BIG TAKEAWAY
The Red Sox fell back on their early-season woes on Sunday. The eye test would indicate that Boston continued to take a step in the right direction offensively, but the production was a mere one run. Former Red Sox pitcher Martín Pérez was dealing for Texas, and the Rangers bullpen held their own with a lead.
As for Boston, their bullpen was not as strong, though they were tasked with pitching all nine innings. Austin Davis took the role of opener in his first MLB start.
Reliever Ryan Brasier was responsible for the loss, allowing a three-run home run and solo shot back-to-back. Braiser has allowed four home runs in 16 appearances and has a 6.57 ERA. He leads the MLB in FanGraphs meltdown stat, breaking a tie with teammate Jake Diekman.
STARS OF THE GAME
— Rafael Devers went 3-for-4 with an RBI double, continuing his red-hot streak.
— Kole Calhoun hit two solo home runs for the Rangers, one to tie the game in the fifth inning, and another to extend the lead in the sixth.
— Adolis García hit a three-run, game-deciding bomb in the sixth inning off of Brasier. He then followed that up with an eighth-inning bomb. He collected five RBIs on the night.
The Rangers had -115 odds on DraftKings Sportsbook to win the final game of the series against the Red Sox on Sunday. A $100 bet on Texas would have paid out $186.96.
ON DECK AT NESN
The Red Sox will return home on Monday to begin a three-game set with the Houston Astros. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET following an hour of pregame coverage, and you can watch it all on NESN.