Boston Red Sox defeat Texas Rangers, 10-6

ARLINGTON, Texas -- It had a bit of Manny magic, and a bit of Manny mania, all wrapped up in a rain-prolonged, offense-riddled, walk-fueled, home run-stocked Red Sox win, played in the heart of Texas on a West Coast timeline.

Confused? Not surprising, after a 10-6 roller-coaster ride worthy of the nearby Six Flags (perhaps that was why Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka left the game after five innings with nausea) that concluded at almost 1:30 a.m. Eastern time in front of ...