Beckett Leads Red Sox To Victory

Sox Starter Flirts With No-Hitter Against Tigers

The Boston Red Sox won 10-5 over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday thanks in large part to the arm of Josh Beckett.

Boston’s ace didn’t allow a hit until the seventh inning as Curtis Granderson of the Tigers singled with two outs in the seventh to end Becketts no-hit bid. Beckett went 7 2/3 innings allowing two hits and three runs while striking out nine.

David Ortiz’ two-run double lead the Sox in the eighth inning as Boston scored six runs in the eighth.  Detriot countered with five runs of their own but it wasn’t enough for the Tigers as Beckett notched his sixth win of the season.

J.D. Drew hit his 200th career homer in the top of the first to stake Boston an early 2-0 lead in which they wouldn’t relinquish.  Dontrelle Willis will be on the mound for the Tigers tomorrow as he looks to take down Boston’s most consistent pitcher, Tim Wakefield.

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