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Back in the big leagues after a nine-year absence, Dan Duquette has undertaken an incredibly daunting task: rebuilding the dreadful Baltimore Orioles.
The New York Yankees rallied past the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 in game one. Tampa Bay began the day trailing Boston by two games for the AL wild-card spot.
The Tampa Bay Rays moved within 5 1/2 games of AL wild-card leading Boston.
Boston lost for the fourth time in five games and failed to gain ground on the first place New York Yankees.
Derek Holland allowed two hits in seven innings and got his usual strong support as the Texas Rangers hit three homers and beat the Boston Red Sox 10-0.
David Ortiz had an RBI single on the first pitch he saw in 10 days and scored twice in his return to Boston’s lineup, a 13-2 victory over the Texas Rangers.
Adrian Gonzalez homered twice, Jacoby Ellsbury made an immediate impact in his return to the lineup and the Boston Red Sox finally won a game in Texas.
Center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is back in the lineup for the Red Sox Tuesday night for game two of a four game set with the Rangers in Texas.
It was a call that may have changed the game, and unfortunately, it did not go in the Red Sox favor.
The way things go for Terry Francona these days is simple. Come to the park, figure out who can play, meet with media and give them medical updates, manage the game.