Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Josh Beckett tossed eight innings of one-run
ball, and the Boston Red Sox kicked off the 100-year anniversary of Fenway
Park with a 12-2 decision over the Tampa Bay Rays in the opener of a four-game
Beckett (1-1) scattered five hits and walked one for Boston, which won their
eighth straight home opener, the longest current winning streak for any Major
The 31-year-old bounced back from a rough outing in his season debut on
Saturday, when he allowed seven runs on seven hits and one walk to the Detroit
Tigers in 4 2/3 innings.
Kelly Shoppach had three hits with three runs scored and two RBI, while Kevin
Youkilis added two hits, three RBI and a run scored.
David Price (1-1) was chased out in the third inning after giving up three
runs on four hits and three walks. He threw 83 pitches.
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