The home crowd is out of their seats after the Rangers Mike Napoli (rounding the bases in the backround) has just hit a three run home run off of Red Sox starter Jon Lester in the fourth inning to put Texas ahead 5-4.
(Jim Davis / Boston Globe Staff)

It's a Texas Mess for Openers

Texas 9, Boston 5 | Can't Win 100 Until You Win No. 1
Lester Gives Up 3 Homers, Strikes Out Zero Batters, But Hits 2 Guys
So Carl Crawford Is Basically Lee Tinsley With a Bigger Contract?
It's Been a Bard Days Night and He Was Pitching Like a Dog
Why Can't We Get Guys Like David Murphy, Lobie?
Papi Can Hit Some of the Lefties, Some of the Time
Can't Blame This One on Beckett or Papelbon
Bright Side: AG OK

"I really don't care about April. It's nice to go out and pitch well, but at the end of the year, everything speaks for itself. It sucks at the time, but everything pretty much speaks for itself at the end of the year. I'll get going when I get going. I don't know what it is. I don’t know what to do. I've done different things each year, and I'll just go about it this year and see what happens." -- Jon Lester when asked about his slow starts in April upon arrival in Fort Myers in February

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

Boston Globe:

Red Sox end losing streak > Shaughnessy: Debunking myths about the 2014 Red Sox > Cherington: Everyone needs to get better

Boston Herald:

Ortiz, Red Sox bats break out to end losing streak > Buchholz still bewildered > Memory loss haunting Red Sox


Lester was once a good hitter, now heading toward dubious record > Travis Shaw brings hot bat to Pawtucket > Ranaudo shines > Betts not a candidate for Boston, yet

NY Post:

St. Louis lets Ozzie Smith bid Jeter goodbye > Yanks prevail in extras again > Nonsense leads off in MLB broadcasts > Beltran elbow on mend

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