Michael Young connects on his 20th home run in the first inning. (Tim Sharp/AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
With the lead for the AL Wild Card in their grasp, victory slipped away for the Rangers. Despite taking advantage of a gaffe by pinch-running pitcher Clay Buchholz, Texas saw Boston rally for six runs off Frank Francisco to claim the series opener, dropping the Rangers 1 1/2 games off the pace.
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