Jackie Bradley Jr. went 3-for-4 with two RBI and John Lackey tossed seven strong innings, as the Red Sox cruised past the Rangers 5-1 in the opener of a three-game series at Fenway Park.

Bradley Jr. said it was great to get their first home win.

And he's happy to do his part.

Bradley Jr. helped the team with a great bunt.

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Lackey gave up just an unearned run on five hits and two walks over seven frames as he improved to 2-and-0.

Lackey got some help in the field from Grady Sizemore.

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Daniel Nava and Dustin Pedroia also plated a run each for the Sox, who were swept by Milwaukee over the weekend.

Once again, the Red Sox brought in Koji to close it out.

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The two teams play again tonight. It's a 6:10 p.m. start so our pregame coverage begins at 5:25 p.m.