BOSTON (AP) - Drew Pomeranz pitched six strong innings and tied his career high with 11 strikeouts to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 6-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Thursday night.
Xander Bogaerts and Deven Marrero hit their first home runs of the season helping Boston to their fourth straight win.
Pomeranz (4-3) made it as far as six innings for the third time this season and beat Texas for the first time in nine career outings.
Elvis Andrus homered and Nomar Mazara had two hits and an RBI for Texas, which has lost four of five overall and has lost 15 of 21 on the road.
Andrew Benintendi and Mitch Moreland had RBI singles in the first inning as Boston got to Rangers pitcher Nick Martinez (1-3) early.