Boston Red Sox defeat Texas Rangers, 19-17

There was still hope in the frayed voices of the Fenway faithful.

Too much, perhaps. As Jacoby Ellsbury walked to the plate in the eighth, they cheered. As J.D. Drew lifted a fly ball to right field, they cheered. Hadn't they given up yet? Hadn't they headed for the exits, the jubilation of a 10-run first inning turned into discouragement and regret, that ocean-deep lead turning to a deficit with frightening quickness?

They hadn't. That's why they stood, a catch in thei...

BOSTON—In one of the wildest games of the season, Kevin Youkilis' go-ahead homer sent the Boston Red Sox to a 19-17 win after the Texas Rangers fought back from a 10-run first inning Tuesday night that included a pair of three-run homers by David Ortiz.

Youkilis drove a three-run shot over Fenway Park's Green Monster in the eighth inning for his second homer of a dizzying night, bringing fans to their feet as he circled the bases with uncharacteristic speed.

It came ...