Ortiz Backs Buchholz as Red Sox win 4th Straight

DH drives in three, rookie pitches 6 shutout innings
By Chip Bayers,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 21, 2008 6:22 PM CDT
Texas Rangers pitching coach Mark Connor checks out the condition of starting pitcher Kason Gabbard (13) after he fell delivering a pitch during the second inning of their game at Fenway Park in Boston,...   (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
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(Newser) – Clay Buchholz pitched six shutout innings, David Ortiz drove in three runs with a pair of doubles and the Boston Red Sox completed a four-game sweep of the Texas Rangers with an 8-3 win Monday. Julio Lugo went 4-for-4 with a walk and an RBI as the Red Sox scored at least five runs for the ninth straight game. They finished with 12 hits and 11 walks.

The annual game on Patriots Day—a holiday commemorating Paul Revere's ride and the battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775—began at 11:06 a.m. It takes place on the same day as the Boston Marathon. Runners passed by Fenway Park starting in the third inning and kept going for hours—just like the Red Sox offense.