Boston Red Sox defeat Texas Rangers, 8-7

This wasn't the welcome back to New England that Mike Remlinger had planned when he showed up in the Red Sox clubhouse yesterday afternoon after being traded from the Cubs for minor league righthander Olivo Astacio.

In fact, even before the fourth and final batter he faced in Boston's 8-7 win last night, the Plymouth native was being booed by the 35,308 in attendance. But he took it all in stride.

''When I grew up here, I figure I booed enough guys that I've got some...

They endured poor middle relief, coughed up a five-run lead, but in the end, Curt Schilling's two shutout innings and Edgar Renteria's redeeming moment produced a victory.

Renteria's single down the left-field line scored Bill Mueller and gave the Red Sox an 8-7 win over the Texas Rangers last night at Fenway Park. The marathon win lasted 4 hours and 13 minutes, and coupled with a 2-1 Yankee loss to Chicago, it allowed Boston to open a 4 1/2-game lead in the AL East ove...