Opening Slay


Red Sox David Ortiz watches the light of his 3 run home run off of Texas Rangers starting pitcher Kevin Millwood during 5th inning action on Monday  April 3, 2006. Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff

(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Matthew J. Lee)

Big Man on Texas
Papi Starts Strong in Opener with Homer, RBI Double
as Sox Roll Over Rangers 7-3 | Box

Schilling Sharp for Seven

Curt Schilling gets ready to deliver a pitch against the Texas Rangers during the Opening Day game on April 3, 2006 at Ameriquest Field in Arlington in Arlington, Texas.

(Getty Images Photo / Ronald Martinez)

Ace Has a Big Outing in Arlington

'Tek Drives in Two Runs on Double in 4th
Loretta Doubles in Coco in 5th
Papi Hits 2-Run Shot Off Pole in 5th
Blalock Homer Gets Rangers on Board in 6th
Papi Double Drives in Coco in 7th
Mike Lowell's Quick Bat Produces HR in 8th
Papelbon in the Eighth, Foulke Hit Hard in the 9th
Game Log

He's Quite the Catch

Coco Crips leaps over the wall to rob Texas Rangers Laynce Nix of an extra basses hit during 9th inning action on Monday  April 3, 2006

(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Matthew J. Lee)

Johnny Who? Plays Tonight

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Boston Globe:

Rodriguez looks like the steal deal > Despite effort by Rodriguez, Red So fall > Tazawa has come a long way, on and off field

Boston Herald:

Lauber: Eduardo Rodriguez showing Red Sox he's special > PawSox start looms large for Masterson


Rodriguez gem wasted > Chili Davis doesn't want to turn Red Sox into free-swingers > Red Sox draft catcher in third round

NY Post:

How Mariano Rivera has influenced Yankees' top pick > Why starting rotation could be a big Yankees' strength

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