Rangers Win Opener

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.