Another crap performance by the Sox' $17 million-per-year crap starter.
Six runs allowed by John Lackey, but only two in the first five innings. Then the roof caved in on the Sox and Lackey, and Texas scored seven in the sixth, and it was basically all over. 11-4, Texas.
It was a rotten nine-game homestand for the Red Sox, as they went 4-5. But three of the losses were by 10 runs (Oakland 15-5), Texas (10-0) and by 7 runs (Texas 11-4).
The Red Sox have a better road record than at Fenway (42-29 at home, 42-26 away), and now they hit the road for seven, four in Toronto (so nice of the Jays to roll over like dogs to New York this past weekend) and three at Tampa Bay.
The Red Sox are now done with all teams outside the AL East in the 2011 regular season.
The Sox now trail by 1 1/2 games, and Josh Beckett looks to right ship tomorrow afternoon in a Labor Day matinee.