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Beckett Delivers What Red Sox Need

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Nobody asked Josh Beckett [stats] before this start if he played a round of golf.

That’s a good thing, and not just because we learned Beckett was never hurt to begin with.

What matters now to the Red Sox [team stats] and their well-wishers with Beckett is not what he is doing on his off days or what he did last September but that he continues to do what he did yesterday, which is pitch like an ace.

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