Texas Rangers defeat Boston Red Sox, 3-1

ARLINGTON, Texas - When the Red Sox landed in Boston this morning, after what must have been a long ride home from Texas, there seems little question there was comfort in landing in their own beds, on their own pillows, as the prior six games blurred into a nightmarish past. Whatever happened in Toronto and Texas, whatever forces were slowing the Sox’ bats could only have been a twisted phantasm.

Right?

Hardly. Everything was true. They were owners of a five-game los...