As has been the case throughout the 2012 campaign, the Red Sox continue to win one here, two there, just when things look the bleakest.
Boston (55-55) beat Texas, 9-2, Monday night at Fenway Park to win its second straight game.
Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez each had three RBIs for the Sox.
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Aaron Cook earned the win, allowing just one earned run over seven innings.