Boston Red Sox defeat Texas Rangers, 11-6

While Tony Graffanino was the story of the game, with a three-run homer that propelled the Red Sox to an 11-6 victory over the Texas Rangers last night, there was so much more that went into this win.

It was things like Jeremi Gonzalez inducing an inning-ending double play in the fifth in relief of the embattled Wade Miller to prevent what might have been a big inning by the Rangers, and Graffanino running the bases like Maury Wills.

It was a day on which Keith Foulk...

Bill Mueller was a late scratch before last night's 11-6 Red Sox win over the Rangers because of back spasms, but he hopes the problem won't keep him from playing tonight.

''I felt it a little bit during batting practice [Sunday] so I went to see [massage therapist] Russell [Nua]," Mueller said. ''He tried to release it, but it didn't release tonight."

As insurance, manager Terry Francona and general manager Theo Epstein decided to recall Kevin Youkilis from Pawtucke...