Rob Refsnider homered with two runs in the eighth inning and the Boston Red Sox ended a four-game losing streak with a 4–2 victory over the Texas Rangers, who had lost their fourth consecutive game despite two stellar starts. Back.
Boston rallied against reliever Will Smith (2–7), who walked Mexican Luis Urias and then allowed a double to Connor Wong, ending a 17–0 deficit. Refsnyder’s hit after an intentional walk to Dominican Rafael Devers made it 3–2. Adam Duvall followed it with a sacrifice fly.
Marcus Semien, the only Rangers player to start all 150 games this season, hit a home run and an RBI single.
Texas (82-68), already guaranteed to finish with a winning record for the first time since 2016, began the day’s play ahead of Seattle in the battle for the third wild card in the American League.
For the Red Sox, Dominican Rafael Devers went 3–2 with one run, Pablo Reyes won 4–0. Mexican Luis Urias went 3–2 with a run and an RBI.
For the Rangers, Cuban Adolis Garcia 3-0. Dominican Leodi Taveras 2-0.