Boston Red Sox defeat Texas Rangers, 7-3

If you think it's difficult for Eric Hinske to come off the bench on short notice (when Kevin Youkilis was told by doctors that he needed to take a night off to rest his strained left quadriceps), consider Hinske's response to the situation: "Playing in Boston is fun. Every night the ballpark is packed. If you can't get ready to play here, you're not alive."

Boston's corner utilityman, a former starter and a Rookie of the Year for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2002, is still...