Texas Rangers defeat Boston Red Sox, 10-9

ARLINGTON, Texas — Despite all the home runs and all the pitching changes, it seemed like it would never be enough.

No matter that the Red Sox tied a season high with five home runs against the Rangers last night. No matter that they hit three consecutive homers while sending 11 men to the plate in the fourth inning. No matter that the Sox kept scoring — because the Rangers kept scoring with them.

Ultimately, though, it was the Rangers who scored last, after having allo...

ARLINGTON, Texas — Josh Beckett spent a little more than two months on the disabled list with a sore lower back. The Red Sox were being extra cautious with the health of their Opening Day starter.

But the time appeared well spent as Beckett looked like an ace in his return, holding the Mariners, Angels, and Indians to five earned runs over three starts.

That pitcher has since vanished. Beckett was handed a six-run lead in the fourth inning against the Texas Rangers l...

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Talk about more bang for the buck under the Texas Rangers' new ownership.

Nelson Cruz led off the 11th inning with a homer on the first pitch thrown by Tim Wakefield and AL West-leading Texas capped a 10-9 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night.

"Wakefield always throws the knuckleball. ... Especially the first pitch, he always tries to throw the first strike," Cruz said. "So I just tried to tee him up."

Cruz's 16th homer of the seas...