Texas Rangers right-handed reliever Jason Frasor had a first in the win against Boston. For the first time with the Rangers, Frasor appeared in a tie game.

In Frasor’s previous 10 appearances, the Rangers either trailed or led by five-plus runs. Most of those appearances qualified as mop-up duty.

This time it was different. This game was tied at three when Frasor replaced left-hander Michael Kirkman to face Mike Napoli with two runners on base and two outs in the eighth.

Frasor won the contest, getting Napoli to lunge at a changeup and ground into a force out. Napoli was 1-for-10 in the three-game series against his former club.

Before this, the first batter faced was 5-for-10 against Frasor. He had also allowed 3-of-4 inherited runners to score.

“It was nice to help out in a win,” Frasor said. “I feel more comfortable. The key is the changeup. I have to have that pitch.”