AL champ Texas rallies for 9-5 win over Boston

Pinch-hitter David Murphy delivered a
tiebreaking, two-run double in the eighth inning and the Texas
Rangers rallied for a 9-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Friday
after raising their American League championship flag.
Murphy's slicing liner to the opposite field off hard-throwing
Daniel Bard kicked up chalk when it landed and rolled into the
left-field corner. That sent Rangers newcomers Mike Napoli and
Yorvit Torrealba home to break a 5-all tie. Murphy scored on a
double by Elvis Andrus before another double by AL MVP Josh
Napoli, Ian Kinsler and Nelson Cruz all homered for Texas in its
season opener.
Darren Oliver, the fourth Texas pitcher, got the victory even
after allowing a homer to David Ortiz in the top of the eighth that
tied the game.
The Red Sox had leads of 2-0 and 4-2.