Texas Rangers defeat Boston Red Sox, 7-3

ARLINGTON, Texas — The decision was a bit of a flip-flop.

Before the game, when asked about not using Manny Delcarmen Saturday, Red Sox manager Terry Francona said he didn’t want the reliever to face Michael Young and Josh Hamilton, both of whom have hit Delcarmen in the past. So it was curious when, in the seventh inning of yesterday’s game, Francona summoned Delcarmen to face — you guessed it — Young and Hamilton.

Given what transpired, Francona probably should have s...