|Beckett took the loss|
|Pedroia had a game-tying blast|
However, the inning wasn't done as Yorbit Torrealba advanced Murphy with a single; Murphy would score when Craig Gentry laid down a perfect suicide squeeze to tie the game. It didn't stay tied for long, though, as Ian Kinsler singled on a blooper that just evaded Cody Ross to make it 3-2. The Rangers would only keep that lead for about an inning, until Dustin Pedroia crushed a long home run to left-center to knot things up at 3-3. Josh Beckett pitched a scoreless sixth and was left in for the seventh, a choice Bobby Valentine immediately regretted as the Rangers put runners at the corners with two away. They took the lead on the cheapest way possible-- a wild pitch by Beckett. However, they would've scored anyways as they picked up some insurance with a homer by Nelson Cruz. They would lose by a score on 5-3 in a very disappointing game.
Pedro Ciriaco- 2-4
Dustin Pedroia- 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI
Will Middlebrooks- 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI
Matt Albers- 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R
Adrian Gonzalez- 0-3
Cody Ross- 0-4, 1 K, 1 LOB
Carl Crawford- 0-3, 2 K, 1 LOB
Kelly Shoppach- 0-3, 3 K, 1 LOB
Mike Aviles- 0-3, 1 LOB
Player of the Game:
Will Middlebrooks- Middlebrooks continued to tear up the Rangers in the series as he went 2-4 with a solo home run-- he is now .297/12/43.