Boston Red Sox defeat Texas Rangers, 11-3

The frustration seemed to melt off David Ortiz after one sweet swing.

One swing that elevated him from the role of struggling big man to dominant designated hitter. That's not to say, of course, that Ortiz's ordeal is over. One hit, even a grand slam, does not necessarily cure several weeks' worth of strikeouts, not-quite-checked swings, and ground outs to the right side.

But it surely helps.

Ortiz had been feeling better this week, since Red Sox manager Terry Franco...