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Red Sox 13, Rangers 2, End 8: Adrian Gonzalez Hits 'Em In Bunches

On the third pitch of his at-bat in the eighth inning, Adrian Gonzalez hit a towering fly ball that bent just barely foul around the right field pole.

On the fourth pitch of his at-bat in the eighth inning, Adrian Gonzalez straightened it out for a two-run shot.

That’s three homers in two games now for the Boston first baseman, who seems to have turned it back on for the final stretch.

Meanwhile, Ryan Lavarnway has taken over behind the plate. The first major league pitcher he worked with didn’t make him work too hard, as Matt Albers just keeps on giving up more and more hard contact. It only resulted in the one run Wednesday, but it’s clear that Albers just doesn’t have it at this point, so some time on the disabled list might be in order. The Sox havve held on to Scott Atchison for just such an occasion, and I suppose Bobby Jenks is on the way back besides, if anyone is still interested in seeing whether or not he can actually pitch a scoreless inning.