Darvish eliminates 14 batters as Texas take 4-3 win and sweep the Boston side.
Japan’s Yu Darvish fanned 14 batters and Adrian Beltre blasted in the game-winning run as the Texas Rangers beat Boston 4-3 Sunday, completing a three-game sweep of the Red Sox.
Darvish was dominant on the mound Sunday, throwing a Major League Baseball career-high 127 pitches over seven innings of work.
He gave up three hits and three runs and surrendered two homers as reliever Joe Nathan came up with a scoreless ninth to record the victory.
Red Sox starter Jon Lester struck out seven over six innings, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks.
With runners on first and second base, Beltre’s single sailed just over the glove of Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia.
Elvis Andrus, who reached with a two-out single, raced home from second base on the hit. Nelson Cruz hit a two-run homer and Mitch Moreland smacked a solo homer for Texas, who finished a six-game home stand with four wins and two losses
Boston had just five hits in the game, including just two over the final seven innings.