The RED SOX took the lead for good in the 7th with a two-run blast by Trot Nixon. Josh Beckett settled down after the 1st and pitched quite nicely.
RED SOX 2, Rangers 1
More good news:
The Yankees blew a 4-0 lead, gave Oakland a 5-run 8th inning.
A's 9, Yankees 4
Both the Sox and Yankees are off tonight.
AL EAST STANDINGS:
Boston 2-1 (1/2 game out)
Yankees and Toronto both 1-2 (1-1/2 games out)
Tampa Bay 0-2 (2 games out)