The Boston Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers Monday night 7-5 in 11 innings. It was the Red Sox's 5th consecutive win. The game was forced into extra innings when former Red Sox Mike Napoli hit a homer off Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel in the bottom of the 9th inning. It was Kimbrel's 2nd blown save of the season.

Dustin Pedroia was 3-5 at the plate, driving in 4 runs and flashed some leather in the field, including catching a runner out at 1st after he took to wide of a turn in the bottom of the 9th inning.

Rick Porcello pitched well enough to earn the win, going 6.1 innings allowing 3 hits, 3 runs, striking out 3 and walking 3. Heath Hembree picked up the win, pitching the 10th and 11th innings.

Boston, now with a 48-35 record, 3.0 games ahead of the New York Yankees in 1st place in the AL East will send David Price to the mound on Tuesday night, with the pregame starting at 7:20 and 1st pitch at 8:05 on AM 1370 WDEA.