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Charlie Zink made his major league debut for Boston, pitching in place of injured Tim Wakefield -- a fellow knuckleballer. Zink was lifted with one out in the fifth after giving up a run-scoring single to Josh Hamilton, an RBI double to Byrd and a two-run double to Frank Catalanotto.
Javier Lopez allowed Davis' run-scoring single that made it 12-7. After Lopez struck out Ramon Vazquez, Kinsler hit a three-run homer, his 16th, off David Aardsma.
The Rangers fell behind 14-10 after five, but quickly overcame that in the sixth when the first four batters reached base. The first run scored on Byrd's single, the second on Catalanotto's double and the third on Gerald Laird's sacrifice fly.
The Rangers finally erased that 10-0 lead when Catalanotto slid in ahead of Kevin Cash's tag on a throw from second baseman Pedroia. Then Kinsler gave the Rangers their first lead with a sacrifice fly.
Byrd made it 16-14 in the seventh with an RBI single, but Boston scored in the bottom half when pitcher Jamey Wright fielded Youkilis' grounder and threw wildly to third, allowing Pedroia to score from second on the error.
Notes: Byrd went 5-or-6 and is 21-for-34 in his last eight games. ... The last time a team came back from a 10-run deficit was May 8, 2004, when the Rangers rallied from a 14-4 deficit to win 16-15 in 10 innings, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. ... Boston acquired RHP Paul Byrd from Cleveland for cash or a player to be named and placed Wakefield on the 15-day disabled list with a stiff right shoulder. ... Lowell left after straining his right side muscle during his at-bat in the seventh.
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