The Texas Rangers have lost three of their past four, getting outscored by a total of 34-7 in those three losses. The latest came with a 13-2 drubbing by the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night. Here are a few postgame notes from the game:
* Matt Harrison matched season highs in hits (11) and runs allowed (7). He went five innings with one walk and four strikeouts. He is winless in his last three outings, and the loss snapped a career-high streak of four consecutive victories at Rangers Ballpark.
* Michael Young knows that the lopsided losses are inevitable throughout a 162-game season, but wasn't ready to use that as an excuse. He said the team needs to make adjustments, and come back ready to play in the four-game series finale on Thursday.
* Mike Napoli was one of the few bright spots. He belted his 22nd home run of the season, a solo shot off Josh Beckett in the fourth inning. He has homered in two of the past three games. Napoli added an RBI single in the eighth.
* The margin of defeat, 11, matched the team's season high. They lost 15-4 on April 19 vs. the Angels.
* Texas has allowed 11 or more runs in consecutive games for the first time since 2008, when they took back-to-back losses on Sept. 17 vs. Detroit (17-4) and Sept. 19 vs. the Angels (15-13).
* The Rangers' rotation, which has exceeded expectations for the most part, has struggled of late. Even with C.J. Wilson throwing 6 2/3 scoreless innings Monday, the starters have an 8.14 ERA over their last four starts, allowing 19 runs over 21 innings. Prior to the last four games, the rotation had gone 5-0 with a 2.95 ERA over the club's previous 10 games.
-- Drew Davison