Baseball is a tough sport. You need to have pitching, defense and hitting to win. Last night the Boston Red Sox had 2 out of the 3, as they received excellent pitching, some great fielding, but they weren't able to get the timely hit. The Red Sox stranded 22 runners on base, and fell to the Texas Rangers 2-1 in Fenway Park on Wednesday, May 20th.

Joe Kelly went 7 innings just allowing 2 earned runs. He struck out 7, walked 1 and scattered 7 hits. The big hit was a home run by Robinson Chirinos.

Boston's lone run was a result of Xander Bogaerts home run over the monster seats in the 5th inning.

Mookie Betts had 2 hits, Daniel Nava had a double, Shane Victorino who pinch hit for Nava was 2-2 and Mike Napoli banged out 2 hits.

The Red Sox and Texas finish their 3 game series tonight, May 21st at 7:10 with the pregame starting at 6:25 on AM 1370 WDEA. Clay Buchholz is scheduled to start for the Red Sox.  Boston is now 19-21 and in 3rd place, 2 1/2 games behind the first place New York Yankees.

John Farrell on the great game by Joe Kelly and the Sox offensive woes