7. Opening Day 1996- vs. Boston Red Sox (W 5-3)
Yet again we have a Rangers victory over the Red Sox. Major League Baseball was still looking to recover from the 1994-1995 players strike that left many fans turned off from the game.
No matter what, the games would go on and the Rangers were ready to prove their worth in 1996.
The Rangers continued scoring in the fifth inning with a Juan Gonzalez double and a sacrifice fly from Worthington.
Ken Hill kept the Red Sox at bay all afternoon with five scoreless innings to begin the game. In the sixth inning, the Red Sox finally got on the board with a Mo Vaughn RBI single. Vaughn would add another RBI in the eighth, but by then it was too late.
Texas would hold on to win 5-3 thanks to some good pitching and timely hitting. Ken Hill put in 8.2 solid innings while earning seven strikeouts.
Much like in 2011, the Rangers would sweep the Red Sox to open the year and start off with a 7-0 record, the best in team history.