BOSTON -- Ian Kinsler hit a three-run homer, David Murphy and Elvis Andrus homered in the fifth, and Derek Holland allowed only two hits in seven scoreless innings as the Rangers opened a three-game series at Fenway Park with a 10-0 win over Boston.
The shutout was the 17th of the season, tying the club mark set in 1977, and the 12th on the road. That is the most by a big-league team since Atlanta had 12 in 1998. The road shutouts are also the most by an American League team since the Angels had 12 in 1989.
The victory assured the Rangers that their AL West lead would be no smaller than 3 1/2 games after Friday's games. The second-place Angels were playing a late game against Minnesota.
Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller had Rangers hitters stumped last week, allowing three hits in 6 1/3 scoreless innings. He had allowed three hits after only eight Rangers had batted Friday.
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Two of them, Kinsler and Andrus, walked to start the game and would score on an infield hit by Michael Young and a sacrifice fly by Adrian Beltre.
The Rangers opened the second with back-to-back hits by Yorvit Torrealba and Murphy, and Craig Gentry moved the along with a sacrifice bunt. It wasn't needed, though. Kinsler followed with a deep drive over the Green Monster and out of the ballpark for his third homer in as many at-bats dating to Thursday night.
Miller was given three more batters, allowing a walk, a single and a walk before Terry Francona made a very popular walk to the mound. The Rangers charged one more run to Miller, as Mike Napoli drew a bases loaded walk with two outs for a 6-0 lead.
That would have been enough for Holland, who allowed a leadoff single to Jacoby Ellsbury but picked him off. Holland allowed only one more hit -- a soft single by Adrian Gonzalez -- before giving way after only 98 pitches.
Beltre had a two-out RBI single in the fourth, Murphy hit a solo homer in the fifth, and Andrus followed three batters later with his fourth homer of the season.
-- Jeff Wilson