Boston Red Sox defeat Texas Rangers, 6-4

Last weekend, when the sky was falling, the pitching was being bludgeoned, and the Oakland Athletics were making the unbearable Boston heat even more annoying, panic was never an issue.

The Red Sox, 1-3 on the homestand after Oakland left town, had the lowly Kansas City Royals in town for three games, then the bleary-eyed Texas Rangers, who arrived early yesterday morning after a Wednesday night game in Toronto.

Yesterday, before 36,489 fans, the Sox turned their sou...