Texas Rangers defeat Boston Red Sox, 4-2

For a month now, Red Sox manager Terry Francona has had little choice but to fill the many holes in his lineup with players better suited for coming off the bench, that is if they belong in the majors at all.

The Sox have made 34 roster moves since June 18, the changes coming in rapid succession. The patch job worked well for a while, probably longer than they had a right to expect.

But as the team left Fenway Park yesterday to start a 10-day trip to the West Coast, ...