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Stars shine for Sox in opener
Red Sox roll to first win
Making his first Opening Day start since 1999, Curt Schilling looked the part of ace in shutting down the Rangers over seven innings. David Ortiz got off to a good start also, hitting a two-run homer to go along with an RBI double.
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Red Sox 7, Rangers 3
Curt Schilling allowed two runs over seven innings, tossing 117 pitches in the win. (LM Otero/AP)
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Rangers drop battle of aces
Kevin Millwood's Texas debut went well early, but the potent Red Sox offense got to the right-hander in the game's middle innings as the Rangers fell on Opening Day. Ian Kinsler recorded his first Major League hit in his first career at-bat, singling off Curt Schilling.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: April 03, 2006
BOS
Boston
Boston 7, Texas 3   TEX
Texas
April 3, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 0 2 3 0 1 1 0   7 12 0
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1   3 7 0
Standings thru 4/3/06  |  Recap: BOS | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Rangers stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Crisp, CF5210021.200
Loretta, 2B5111002.200
Ortiz, DH5233000.600
Ramirez, LF4010111.250
Stern, LF0000000.000
Nixon, RF3110101.333
Varitek, C4022003.500
Lowell, 3B4111002.250
Youkilis, 1B4000010.000
Snow, 1B0000000.000
Gonzalez, SS4020010.500
Totals3871272510 

BATTING
2B: Varitek (1, Millwood), Loretta (1, Millwood), Ortiz (1, Shouse).
HR: Ortiz (1, 5th inning off Millwood, 1 on, 2 out), Lowell (1, 8th inning off Benoit, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Crisp; Loretta 2; Ortiz 7; Ramirez; Nixon; Varitek 3; Lowell 4; Gonzalez 2.
RBI: Varitek 2 (2), Loretta (1), Ortiz 3 (3), Lowell (1).
2-out RBI: Varitek 2; Loretta; Ortiz 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lowell; Varitek 2.
Team LOB: 6.

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Wilkerson, LF4000013.000
Young, SS4000020.000
Teixeira, 1B4010000.250
Nevin, DH4110001.250
Blalock, 3B4222021.500
Mench, RF4010000.250
Nix, CF3001000.000
Barajas, C4010011.250
Kinsler, 2B2010100.500
Totals33373166 

BATTING
2B: Mench (1, Foulke).
HR: Blalock (1, 6th inning off Schilling, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Teixeira; Nevin; Blalock 5; Mench 2; Barajas; Kinsler.
RBI: Blalock 2 (2), Nix (1).
2-out RBI: Blalock 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wilkerson; Barajas.
SF: Nix.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Nix (Gonzalez at 2nd base).
DP: (Nix-Kinsler).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Schilling (W, 1-0)7.05221512.57
Papelbon 1.00000100.00
Foulke 1.02110009.00
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Millwood (L, 0-1)5.07551319.00
Feldman 1.22110105.40
Shouse 0.02001000.00
Benoit 1.11110116.75
Alfonseca 1.00000000.00

Shouse pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.

IBB: Ramirez (by Shouse).
Pitches-strikes: Schilling 117-79, Papelbon 13-10, Foulke 14-11, Millwood 89-55, Feldman 28-19, Shouse 14-8, Benoit 28-18, Alfonseca 9-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Schilling 5-11, Papelbon 1-1, Foulke 1-2, Millwood 4-8, Feldman 1-3, Shouse 0-0, Benoit 3-0, Alfonseca 1-2.
Batters faced: Schilling 27, Papelbon 3, Foulke 5, Millwood 23, Feldman 6, Shouse 3, Benoit 5, Alfonseca 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Shouse 1-1, Benoit 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Gary Darling. 1B: Larry Poncino. 2B: Bruce Dreckman. 3B: Ed Hickox.
Weather: 77 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 13 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:09.
Att: 51,573.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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