Texas Rangers defeat Boston Red Sox, 2-0

ARLINGTON, Texas -- First, through no fault of their own, the Red Sox missed their introductions here yesterday afternoon.

Their bats? They never showed up in a swiftly executed 2-0 loss to the Rangers, with Tim Wakefield left to wonder why he ever sets foot in Texas.

The Rangers were all lined up, from new manager Ron Washington down to every last equipment manager, as part of the pomp and circumstance of a home opener. The Red Sox? Well, manager Terry Francona stoo...