Red Sox Series Preview: Vs. Texas Rangers

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May 16, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers shortstop

Elvis Andrus

(1) celebrates with his teammates after scoring against the Cleveland Indians during the sixth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Red Sox (18-20) took four wins out of seven games from their West Coast road trip, recently. Winning their series against the Oakland Athletics and a tie against the Seattle Mariners may help their confidence in the future. Especially after beating King Felix Hernandez in his ‘home court’.

Now, the Red Sox look to make Fenway Park a fortress of their own, against the Texas Rangers (16-22). Boston will want to improve its home record of 7-9, while Texas will want to improve on its overall record of 4-6 in the last 10 games. The Red Sox are only 3.5 games back of the New York Yankees in the American League East division, while Texas is a good 9 games back of their brother club in Houston for the AL West crown.

Let’s look at the tale of the tape:

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