In the 100 degrees of Arlington, Texas, the Red Sox bats were thrown into a deep freeze by C.J. Wilson, and Texas went on to a 4-0 win last night.
Wilson allowed just four singles, none of them in the same inning. The Sox didn't get a man past second base last night. Jacoby Ellsbury missed his third straight game, but figures to be back in the lineup tonight.
The Rangers scored their first run in the third, which was greatly helped by more inept umpiring, as first base ump Doug Eddings ruled that Josh Reddick's diving catch was trapped. The replays clearly showed Reddick caught it.
Erik Bedard pitched well, but gave up a three run shot in the sixth by Mike Napoli, who has hit a home run against the Red Sox in all four games they have played this season.
New York was idle, so the Red Sox are now 1 game back, with 35 to play.