Andrew Benintendi hit five hits in five innings, with two homers, six RBIs and a brilliant left-field catch for the Red Sox, who defeated the Rangers 11-4 on Tuesday. David Price struck out nine in six innings without scoring and Boston extended the best streak of the majors to six games.
Benintendi, the Red Sox’s first rookie with two hits with five hits in a season, pitched a three-run homer in the fifth against pitcher Yu Darvish (6-7), who equaled his worst personal mark by admitting seven runs and 2 hits
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Benintendi opened the eighth episode by sending the ball to the top of the 14-foot wall of left-field for his 12th homecoming. Jackie Bradley Jr. followed with his 11th home run.
Price (4-2) threw 70 strikes in 106 pitches in his eighth opening after missing the first seven weeks of competition for a sprained elbow. The left left the mound after granting his second ticket at the beginning of the seventh inning.
For the Red Sox, Aruban Xander Bogaerts 5-0. Hanley Ramirez of 5-2, with two runs scored. The Christian Vazquez of 5-3, with an annotated and a driven.
For the Rangers, Venezuelans Elvis Andrus 3-1; Rougned Odor 4-1, with an annotated; Robinson Chirinos of 3-0. The Dominicans Adrián Beltré of 5-3; Carlos Gómez of 4-1, with an annotated one.