Texas Rangers defeat Boston Red Sox, 5-1

Terry Francona chose Julio Lugo as his starting shortstop last night, the reasons for which were inexact and kept mostly private.

Francona spoke with bench coach Brad Mills and pitching coach John Farrell about various factors. He allowed that when he decides between Lugo and Nick Green, "it's not a perfect science."

Lugo's insertion in the lineup became a central issue in the Red Sox' 5-1 loss to the Texas Rangers last night before 37,519 at Fenway Park, most of whom h...