BOSTON (AP) Wandy Rodriguez's plan worked very well. He simply kept Boston's struggling hitters confused.
Rodriguez pitched 6 2-3 solid innings, Mitch Moreland hit a solo homer and drove in two runs, and the Texas Rangers beat the Red Sox and their listless offense 3-1 on Thursday night.
"Really nice pitching by Wandy tonight," Rangers manager Jeff Banister said. "Back to what we've seen except for the last outing - ability to move the fastball in and out. The breaking ball - the hard and soft breaking ball to keep the hitters off balance."