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Red Sox Turn to Beckett Thursday Against Rays At Tropicana Field

Published by on April 30, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB


The Boston Red Sox bullpen has been heavily taxed in recent games, pitching 23 2/3 innings in their last six games. But with Josh Beckett on the mound Thursday, they can be confident most of them will get some rest.

Beckett (2-1) will oppose Matt Garza (1-2) and the Tampa Bay Rays in the first of a four-game series at Tropicana Field. The Rays took the first three games of the season series, one in which both Beckett and Garza pitched well.

Garza stymied the Red Sox at Fenway on Apr. 9, allowing just one earned run while striking out five in seven innings for his first and only win of the 2009 season.

Beckett was even more dominant in his opening day start, allowing one run on just two hits while s...

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