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Gonzalez hits 2 HRs, Red Sox beat Rangers 6-0

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Gonzalez and the Boston Red Sox powered their way to some payback in Texas.

Gonzalez homered twice to give him five in four games, Andrew Miller pitched three-hit ball in a spot start and the Red Sox beat the Rangers 6-0 on Thursday night.

Miller threw 6 1-3 impressive innings and the Red Sox took the final three matchups in a four-game series between AL division leaders.

Boston was swept in a three-game set at Texas to begin the season en route to an 0-6 start. Now, that seems a distant memory.

“We have a lot of respect for (the Rangers) and they really beat us up a little bit, especially down here,” Red Sox manager Terry Francona said. “But we played good tonight and that’s what we wanted to do.”

Meanwhile The New Yankees became the first major league team to hit three grand slams in one game, with Robinson Cano, Russell Martin and Curtis Granderson connecting Thursday against the Oakland Athletics.

Cano hit a slam in fifth inning against starter Rich Harden, pulling the Yankees to 7-6, and Martin hit his slam in the sixth off Fautino De Los Santos for a 10-7 lead.

Granderson hit a grand slam in the eighth against Bruce Billings.


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