Texas Rangers defeat Boston Red Sox, 8-4

As the ball bounded away from Eric Patterson, having ticked off the center fielder’s glove toward the triangle, the seemingly impossible happened.

Bengie Molina — yes, the slow-footed catcher — rounded second base, slogged his way toward third, and pulled in with a stand-up triple. The three-bagger gave the plodding Molina a cycle, the first achieved by an opponent at Fenway Park in 32 years.

“Nothing is predictable in the game. Things just happen,’’ said David Ortiz, u...

Count Ron Washington among the incredulous.

As Bengie Molina stepped to the plate in the eighth inning at Fenway Park last night a triple shy of the cycle, the Rangers manager turned to a fellow member of the dugout and inquired about his notoriously plodding catcher.

“I said, ‘Where do you think he has to hit this ball to get a triple?’ ’’ Washington said.

The answer? Nowhere in this ballpark.

Molina said when he stepped to the plate, history was in the back o...

BOSTON (AP) When slow-footed Bengie Molina went to the plate needing a triple to hit for the cycle in cozy Fenway Park, his manager had a question for Michael Young.

"Where do you think he has to hit it for a triple?" Ron Washington asked his third baseman. "He said, `Nowhere in this ballpark.'"

Ian Kinsler, the last Texas Ranger to hit for the cycle, was equally pessimistic.

"I would have bet everything I own that Bengie Molina would never hit for the cycle," he ...