Neal Cotts Suffers Loss at the Expense of David Ortiz 3-Run Homer


Apr 9, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus (1) dives head first into home plate to score a run before Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross (3) can apply the tag during the eighth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

BOSTON, Mass. – The Texas Rangers played the final game of the 3-game series against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday. The Red Sox won the first game on Monday 5-1. On Tuesday the Texas Rangers gave Martin Perez run support and beat the Boston Red Sox 10-7.

Wednesday would prove a more challenging rubber match than the Rangers wanted see. Boston Red Sox beat Texas Rangers 4-2.

Texas Rangers left-handed starter Robbie Ross pitched 5.1 innings giving up only 2 hits and 1 unearned run in the 3rd. However, he walked 6 while earning 4 K’s. Alexi Ogando was charged with the loss. He pitched 2.0 innings and recorded 1 walk, 4 strikeouts and 2 earned runs. Up next to finish 0.2 of the 8th inning was Neal Cotts who suffered a 3-run homer at the expense of David Ortiz‘ bat, that put the Red Sox over the The Texas Rangers 4-2. Big Papi’s homer was so close to that Pesky Pole that it was reviewed and confirmed.

Mitch Moreland hit his first home run of the season, against Jake Peavy in the 7th, which you can see here. Elvis Andrus hit a double and with the help of Prince Fielder and Alex Rios scored in the 8th that put the Rangers ahead by one run. Rios made the sac fly and throw from OF just barely missed because Elvis Andrus was hustling as shown in this clip.

Shin-Soo Choo was picked off at first when Elvis Andrus hit a soft grounder to help Choo move; however, it seemed that Choo didn’t think he had a good lead to 2nd and decided to head back to first. I have to say, I can’t remember the last time baserunning has looked so difficult.

What’s On Deck:

Texas Rangers are off on Thursday. Friday the Rangers begin a 3-game series in Arlington with the Houston Astros. Yu Darvish is slated to start off the series and it is rumored that Colby Lewis will make a start on either Saturday or Sunday.

Texas Rangers are now 4-5 with 153 games left in the Regular Season.

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