Beckett reverses fortunes, helps Boston to 5-3 win

Beckett reverses fortunes, helps Boston to 5-3 win


AP Sports Writer

BOSTON (AP) – Josh Beckett rebounded from a rough stretch and

the Boston Red Sox broke a scoreless tie with four runs in the

sixth inning to beat the Seattle Mariners 5-3 in the first game of

a day-night doubleheader Wednesday.

Beckett (4-3) allowed one hit in six innings – an infield single

off his glove by Ichiro Suzuki leading off the game – before giving

up three runs in the seventh on homers by Russell Branyan and Casey


Still, it was a sharp turnaround from his recent struggles. In

his previous three starts, Beckett was 0-2 with a 10.69 ERA.

For five innings, he was engaged in a duel with David Pauley

(2-5) whose only major league wins came in his previous two games.

Pauley allowed two hits until getting knocked out of the game in

the sixth.


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