Texas Rangers defeat Boston Red Sox, 4-1

ARLINGTON, Texas -- As the inimitable Yogi Berra once said, "You can see a lot just by observing." And anyone who observed the Red Sox during their lost weekend in Texas saw all too clearly that Terry Francona's batsmen better start hitting, especially in the clutch, before their rapidly diminishing lead in the AL East slips away.

Coming off a loss in which they went 2 for 13 with runners in scoring position, the Sox fell on their bats again last night in a 4-1 loss to ...

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The schedule game we all play at the beginning of the season has thrown us for a loop. When we saw this three-game series in Texas, one word came to mind: Sweep. We were right. Just had the wrong team.

The pesky young Rangers, who now own the best record in the majors (16-9), lived up to the popular de facto state motto: Don't Mess With Texas. The Rangers, buoyed by R.A. Dickey allowing only four hits in 8 2/3 innings in last night's 4-1 victory, als...