The Texas Rangers came from behind to defeat the Boston Red Sox 9-5 in the season opener at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
The Rangers opened the game with outfielder Julio Borbon colliding with Nelson Cruz for a costly error in the 1st. Boston capitalized by scoring 2 runs. The Rangers would show their firepower early as Ian Kinsler led off the Rangers with a home run. An inning later, Cruz homered to tie the game at 2.
Texas starting pitcher C.J. Wilson gave up 4 runs in 5 2/3 innings. Wilson left the game with the Rangers ahead 5-4, however, he earned no decision. Reliever Darren Oliver came in and gave up a game-tying home run with 2 outs.
With the game tied at 5-5, in the bottom of the 8th, the Texas bats came alive again and score 4 runs on 3 doubles. That was all that was needed as Netfali Feliz closed out the Red Sox in the top of the 9th.
Texas continues their homestand through Wednesday.