Texas Rangers defeat Boston Red Sox, 15-8

ARLINGTON, Texas - Gregg Zaun had barely gotten his bat through the strike zone, the ball slamming off it and into the stands, before the entire visitors' clubhouse exploded.

Most of the Red Sox, arrayed on a set of couches in front of a big-screen TV, had been watching intently as Tampa Bay took the lead on Toronto, as the Blue Jays came back against Jays closer Troy Percival, as that home run soared out of the park.

"Zaun! We love him," one player sang out as cheers e...

ARLINGTON, Texas—Tim Wakefield's milestone appearance for Boston ended with his shortest outing of the season and kept the Red Sox from getting closer to the AL East leader.

The knuckleballer, pitching his 500th game for Boston, allowed seven runs in a span of nine batters in the second inning, and the Texas Rangers went on to a 15-8 victory Saturday night that ended Boston's four-game winning streak.

Boston stayed 2 1/2 games behind AL East-leading Tampa Bay, which ...