Ernesto Frieri

Benintendi leads Red Sox past Rangers 11-4 for 6th straight

Red Sox rookie Andrew Benintendi opened the series in Texas with a winning bloop. His impressive encore included a couple of big blasts.

Benintendi homered twice in a five-hit game, drove in six runs and made a spectacular catch in left field — backing up six-plus scoreless innings by David Price — as Boston stretched the longest winning streak in the majors to six games with an 11-4 victory over the Rangers on Tuesday night.

"Huge night," manager John Farrell said. "Offensively, obviously the five base hits, the two homers. He makes one heck of a catch at a pivotal time going up against the wall."

The first Red Sox rookie with two five-hit games...