Sox Are Texas Toast, Get Burnt 10-3 Deep In The Heart
Steven Wright's league-leading ERA didn't go up much—thanks to key errors by Xander Bogaerts and Hanley Ramirez—but the Red Sox lost big anyway, 10-3. Boston briefly led, 1-0, on a Ramirez HR, but the floodgates really opened up for Texas in a nasty fifth inning. Five Ranger runs crossed the plate—and that was pretty much all she wrote. Ramirez and Jackie Bradley, Jr. each had two hits in the see-saw Boston offense. But, game by game it becomes clearer that this team will not be competitive in the American League without a major pitching overhaul.