Betts was hit in the right shoulder blade with a throw from Rangers first baseman Ronald Guzman while running from first to second base on Andrew Benintendi's grounder to first during the first inning. He's listed as day-to-day.
The Red Sox have won 26 consecutive games when scoring at least three runs for Porcello, a streak that dates back to 2016. "The ball hit him in the shoulder".
Delino DeShields hit a three-run homer to left field in the fifth.
The Bruins will either be tied up at two apiece after Friday's night's game, or be down three games to one heading back to Florida and facing elimination.
Thursday marked the first start for Blake Swihart in almost two weeks, and the question it begs going forward is an obvious one. Boston challenged the call, which was overturned on the replay that showed Nunez pulled his right arm away to avoid the tag while reaching around with his left arm to grab the bag. Mariano Rivera got his 300th save in his 537th game, Joe Nathan in his 335th save opportunity and Francisco Rodriguez at age 31. He has gone deep in each of the first two games at Texas after his three-homer game Wednesday at Fenway Park against Kansas City.
Profar scored on Renato Nunez's sac fly to give the Rangers a 2-0 lead after two innings. Juan Centeno, the catcher who hit.162 in his 10 games, was designated for assignment.
Boston right fielder Mookie Betts returned from a brief absence and picked up right where he left off, to the extent that his hot streak is reaching historic levels. Last year, Betts had no big bopper in the lineup. He then dropped a bloop double into short left against side-arming lefty reliever Alex Claudio in the seventh, one of the keys to a 6-5 comeback victory. "When he gets going like that, that's pretty cool".
Now, I know it's a totally different sport, but I wish Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy would turn to a rookie of his own, one he knows can skate like the wind, shoot like a cannon, and score some much needed goals. A recent six-game road trip, however, saw the Rangers go a respectable 3-3-despite getting destroyed 12-4 by Cleveland on Wednesday.
The Rangers are 0-5 in Hamels' last five starts, are 0-5 in his last five home outings and are 1-6 in their last seven starts coming off four days of rest.
DiMaggio spent all 11 seasons of his career with the Red Sox, primarily as a leadoff hitter.
"We used to talk a lot", Encarnacion said. He allowed one run in a career-high seven innings in his previous start.
Eduardo Rodriguez gave up three home runs and allowed five runs on four hits over six innings.
Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel shut the door in the ninth inning to notch the 300th save of his career, becoming just the 29th pitcher in major league history to accomplish the feat. "Beltre, he is progressing", Banister said.