BOSTON (AP) ó Eric Hinske had a bases-loaded triple and Dustin Pedroia hit a two-run double as Bostonís bats came alive in a 7-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday night.

Boston salvaged a split of the four-game series after scoring seven runs in the first three games against Texas, which has the second-worst ERA in the major leagues. Coming into the series, the Red Sox had been swept in a three-game series at Seattle.

Kason Gabbard (2-0) held the Rangers hitless for 4 1-3 innings before Gerald Laird singled.