ARLINGTON, Texas — Julio Borbon had four hits and four of Texas' eight stolen bases, Derek Holland pitched into the seventh and the Rangers cut Boston's AL wild-card lead to a half-game with a 7-2 victory over the Red Sox on Saturday night.
The eight stolen bases matched the most in the majors this season. Boston also allowed eight against Tampa Bay on May 3.
Elvis Andrus swiped three bags and Ian Kinsler added another to break the team record. The Rangers also stole six bases against the Red Sox on July 22.
Jason Bay and Victor Martinez hit solo home runs for Boston, 2-6 against Texas this season. Red Sox starter Brad Penny (7-7) dropped his fourth straight decision on the road, allowing four runs and eight hits in 5 2-3 innings.
Texas' Ian Kinsler stayed in the game after he was hit in the helmet on a pitch from Fernando Cabrera in the eighth. Kinsler bounced up off the ground quickly and exchanged words with catcher Jason Varitek on his way to first base.
The Rangers bounced back after giving up six runs in the ninth Friday. They blew a 4-2 lead and a chance to take the lead in the Wild Card chase.
Neftali Feliz struck out three in two scoreless innings to pick up his first career save.
Kinsler, who was batting sixth instead of his customary leadoff spot, got the Rangers off to a good start in his first plate appearance since coming off the disabled list Friday.
Leading off the second, Kinsler drove a 1-2 pitch from Penny that barely cleared the fence in right. Andrus tripled two outs later and scored on Borbon's single.
After Jason Bay hit his 25th home run on the first pitch of the fourth, the Red Sox had two runners on base with one out in the inning.
Holland (6-7) struck out Brian Anderson and Alex Gonzalez to end the threat. The 22-year-old rookie pumped his fist and yelled after escaping the jam.
Holland, who threw a three-hit shutout Sunday against the Los Angeles Angels, allowed two runs and seven hits in 6 2-3 innings to win for the third time in four starts.
The Rangers ran their way to two runs in the fourth.
Andrus, who had three hits, singled and stole second and third on consecutive pitches. Borbon singled to make it 3-1.
Borbon stole second and moved to third on Michael Young's grounder. Marlon Byrd hit a sacrifice fly to score Borbon and extend Texas' advantage.
Andrus and Borbon each singled and stole a base in the eighth. They scored on Josh Hamilton's two-run single.
NOTES: Red Sox OF J.D. Drew didn't play because of a sore groin. ... Texas closer Frank Francisco got the night off after blowing the save Friday night. Francisco was pitching in a second straight game Friday. ... A day after he was acquired from Cincinnati, Gonzalez was 0 for 4 in his first start with Boston.