The Texas Rangers celebrate their 10-0 win in a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Friday, Sept. 2, 2011. The Rangers won 10-0.

Here’s what you need to know about last night’s game for the Boston Red Sox.

Andrew Miller sucked as did Matt Albers. Michael Bowden pitched okay and Tim Wakefield was outstanding out of the bullpen. And the offense managed just two hits off of Derek Holland and none against two Texas Rangers relievers.

And because of the loss, the Red Sox are now a ½ game behind the New York Yankees for first place in the AL East. They do lead the Tampa Bay Rays by nine games in the AL Wild Card standings though.

We’ll be back later with this afternoon’s lineups, batter/pitcher matchups and links from the day. But for now, enjoy the overnight links below by clicking on the read more button below if you’re on the home page.

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Defiance: David Ortiz’ statement-making season [Alex Speier –]

Sox can’t control Rangers [Boston Globe]

Celebrating the 700 club [Boston Globe]

Holland had it all working [Boston Globe]

Giant step backward [Boston Herald]

Miller still not ready for prime-time heat [Boston Herald]

Jackson gets in on the action [Boston Herald]

Rangers rock Miller, Sox, 10-0 [CSN New England]

Red Sox notes: Youk returns to lineup [CSN New England]

Miller’s ‘poor performance’ dooms Red Sox [CSN New England]

Miller, Sox lose their way vs. Rangers [ESPN Boston]

Red Sox notes: Why Dustin Pedroia won’t be cleaning up for a while [Full Count]

Closing Time: Rangers deliver a resounding pounding to Red Sox [Full Count]

Red Sox left to wonder about Rangers southpaws in playoffs [Full Count]

Andrew Miller endures a balky outing [Full Count]

Video: Andrew Miller’s Inability to Make Adjustments Put Red Sox in Deep Hole They Couldn’t Climb Out Of []

Video: Jerry Remy Credits Both Fans, Red Sox Alike for Remarkable Sellout Streak of 700 Games []

Video: Adrian Beltre Returns to Rangers Just in Time for Texas’ Playoff Push []

Video: Jonathan Papelbon Putting Emphasis Back on Just Competing, Not Overthinking When on Mound []

Miller hit hard in second start vs. Texas [Providence Journal]

Sell-out streak at Fenway hits the 700 mark [Providence Journal]

On-the-job training ahead for Buchholz [Providence Journal]

Goodwin dispensing basestealing advice to Sox []

For more slices of Red Sox goodness, head over to the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, CSN New EnglandESPN Boston, NESN, Providence Journal and WEEI websites.

And if you must check out the enemy news, head over to the Dallas Morning News, ESPN Dallas and Ft. Worth Star Telegram websites.

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