While attempting to check his swing, Rangers slugger Sammy Sosa accidentally hit an RBI single that would be the go-ahead run in a 2-0 victory over the Red Sox. It was the first RBI of the season for Sosa, who is attempting a comeback with his 1989 rookie-season team.
Texas starter Robinson Tejeda mowed down the Sox lineup, holding the top of the order to 0-for-10 with two walks. With Sosa's single in the first inning, the Rangers took their first lead in a game this season. They had been swept by the Angels in their previous series.