Sox collect 13 extra-base hits in 12-5 rout
BOSTON >> Brock Holt hit a two-run homer, Sandy Leon had four hits with three of Boston's season-high nine doubles, and the Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers 12-5 Monday.
Mookie Betts hit a two-run homer, Travis Shaw and Dustin Pedroia each added a solo homer as Boston banged out 13 extra-base hits.
David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez each had two doubles. The Red Sox had a season-high 21 hits to win their second straight after a 21-2 rout by the Los Angeles Angels.
Rougned Odor hit a solo homer and two-run single for the Rangers, who have lost five of six.
Rick Porcello (10-2) overcame a rough first inning when he allowed four runs, improving to 7-0 in Fenway Park this season.
Nick Martinez (1-2) gave up six runs on 11 hits in 4 1/3 innings.
Porcello pitched six innings, giving up the four runs and 12 hits.
Trailing 4-1 in the third, Boston charged ahead with four runs. Ortiz and Ramirez each hit run-scoring doubles before Holt's drive hit the top of Boston's bullpen wall and bounced in for a homer.
Pedroia had an RBI single in the fifth and homered into the Green Monster seats two innings later, making it 9-4.
The Rangers jumped ahead 4-0 in the first when Odor hit his single, and Adrian Beltre and Jurickson Profar each had RBI singles.
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Ortiz tied former Red Sox player and Hall of Famer Ted Williams for the second-most doubles ever in Fenway Park with 319. Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski hit 382.
Manager Jeff Bannister came up with the idea when he first saw the schedule, and the Rangers' players, coaches and staff wore patriotic-themed suits — navy blue blazers covered with stars and red slacks — to Boston for Independence Day.
"The guys seemed to have fun with it," he said. "First of all, what better place to come to. I looked up where we were going for July 4. I'm like: 'Oh, perfect storm.' Let's suit up and go have fun in Boston."
Rangers: 1B Mitch Moreland didn't play for the second straight game after being scratched Sunday with tightness in his right calf.
Red Sox: C Ryan Hanigan (neck strain) was set to be examined Monday after playing in eight rehab games. Manager John Farrell said he could be activated "as early as today depending on how he comes out of the exam." LF/C Blake Swihart (sprained left ankle) took fly balls during optional BP.
Rangers: RHP A.J. Griffin (3-0, 2.93 ERA) is set to make his third start since returning from the DL after right shoulder stiffness.
Red Sox: LHP David Price (8-5, 4.74) will be looking for a better start against the Rangers. On June 24, he was tagged for 12 hits and six runs in 2 1/3 innings.
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