Josh Beckett’s ‘Perfect Outing’ Jumpstarts Red Sox Season and Possibly Pitcher’s Cy Young Candidacy

Josh Beckett’s first start of the season was a travesty, if not worse. The Red Sox No. 2 starter went four and 2/3 innings, giving up seven earned runs and five home runs in a 10-0 whalloping in Detroit. Six days later, with Boston reeling from a 1-5 start to the 2012 season, Beckett delivered potentially the most important performance of the Red Sox young season. Beckett went eight strong innings on Friday, helping to guide the Red Sox to a much-needed 12-2 blowout win over the visiting Rays and providing the fans at Fenways something to cheer about –…

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