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Adrian Gonzalez homers twice and Red Sox finally win in Texas, 11-5 over AL West leaders
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) ' Adrian Gonzalez homered twice, Jacoby Ellsbury made an immediate impact in his return to the lineup and the Boston Red Sox finally won a game in Texas with an 11-5 victory Tuesday night.
Ellsbury led off the game with a single, stole second base and scored on the first homer by Gonzalez, putting the Red Sox ahead to stay. The All-Star center fielder had missed three straight games after getting hit in the back with a pitch.
Boston (78-50), which had lost its first four games at Rangers Ballpark this season, moved within two percentage points of first-place New York in the AL East. The Yankees lost to Oakland.
Texas native John Lackey (12-9) pitched 6 2-3 innings for his seventh win in his last eight starts.