Josh Beckett

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Dodgers Pitcher Sues Over Endangered Ocelots

Josh Beckett says pipeline builder destroyed its habitat on his land

(Newser) - Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett is suing a pipeline builder, claiming it destroyed the habitat of the endangered ocelot on his huge South Texas ranch. The lawsuit filed by the pitcher's Beckett Ventures Inc. says Eagle Ford Midstream LP violated the federal Endangered Species Act by clearing land... More »

Red Sox Drank Beer, Played Video Games During Games

Team was full of slackers, Globe expose alleges

(Newser) - The Boston Red Sox’s three highest-paid pitchers—Jon Lester, Josh Beckett, and John Lackey—were in the habit of drinking beer, playing video games, and eating fast-food fried chicken in the clubhouse during games instead of supporting their teammates in the dugout, according to a scathing Boston Globe piece... More »

Angels Finally Avert Sweep, Stay Alive in 12

(Newser) - Francisco Rodriguez's biggest save of a record-breaking season came in a tie game. Rodriguez wriggled out of a bases-loaded jam in the 10th inning, Mike Napoli hit two early homers before scoring the go-ahead run in the 12th and the Los Angeles Angels avoided another playoff sweep by beating the... More »

How TV, Money Robbed Sports Fans—and Journos

Playing field used to be level enough for writers to give true portraits

(Newser) - The days when journalists could get to know professional athletes well enough to write the kinds of profiles that would give fans true insight are long gone, Pat Jordan laments on Slate, with television and the accompanying big money the main culprits. Where Jordan once spent days with Catfish Hunter,... More »

O's Rough Up Beckett, Beat Red Sox 5-4

(Newser) - Luke Scott homered and had three of Baltimore's 11 hits off Josh Beckett, and the Orioles received a fine pitching performance from Jeremy Guthrie in a 5-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. Scott was mired in a 7-for-55 skid before going 3-for-3 against Beckett, who came... More »

Beckett, Youkilis Lead Boston Over Tigers

Ace strikes out eight, first baseman homers in 5-1 triumph

(Newser) - Josh Beckett got eight strikeouts, including the 1,000th of his career and Kevin Youkilis hit another home run at spacious Comerica Park to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 5-1 win over the Detroit Tigers. Beckett gave up six hits and a run in seven innings and Youkilis... More »

Ramirez's Bat and Arm Lead Red Sox

Beckett pitches eight strong innings as Boston continues roll

(Newser) - Manny Ramirez singled in two runs in the first inning to end his longest RBI drought with Boston and Josh Beckett pitched eight innings to help the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 12-4 last night. Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz each had three hits and Jason Varitek drove... More »

Shields Tosses Shutout as Rays Beat Red Sox

Tampa completes first three-game sweep of the defending champs

(Newser) - James Shields threw a two-hitter for his first career shutout, Evan Longoria homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Josh Beckett and Boston 3-0 to complete their first three-game sweep of the Red Sox. Shields (3-1) struck out seven and walked one while Beckett (2-2) struck out a career-high 13... More »

Ramirez, Beckett Help Sox Top Yankees

Manny has 2 HRs, Beckett goes 8 innings in 7-5 win

(Newser) - Manny Ramirez hit two more homers off an ineffective Mike Mussina, leading Josh Beckett and the Boston Red Sox past the perturbed New York Yankees, 7-5 in a game that nearly got testy Thursday night. With Ramirez enjoying his latest outburst against his favorite foe, Yankees reliever Kyle Farnsworth threw... More »

Manny, Red Sox Outlast Rain and Yankees

Beckett bounces back to help Boston even series with New York

(Newser) - Manny Ramirez homered and added a two-run double to give the Red Sox the lead, and Josh Beckett rebounded from a bad season debut to lead Boston to a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees yesterday. A day after Chien-Ming Wang pitched a two-hitter to beat Boston in the... More »

Thomas' Slam Sinks Red Sox

Jays sweep weekend series from defending champs

(Newser) - Josh Beckett's first start of the season failed to send Boston home with a win. Frank Thomas hit his 11th career grand slam, Vernon Wells added a two-run homer and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Red Sox 7-4 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep of the World Series champions.... More »

C.C. Gets the Cy

Sabathia wins A.L. Cy Young over Beckett on strength of innings pitched

(Newser) - Leviathan Cleveland ace C.C. Sabathia won the 2007 A.L. Cy Young Award, edging out 20-game winner Josh Beckett of Boston, to whom he lost twice in the playoffs. Sabathia led the majors in innings pitched with 241, and became the first African-American pitcher to win the award since... More »

Beckett Bags 20th, BoSox Stop Slide

Boston ace shows a bit of Cy, helps widen the gap over Yanks

(Newser) - Red Sox ace Josh Beckett won his 20th game last night, pulling Boston out of a four-game losing streak and becoming the first pitcher to reach 20 wins since 2005. The 27-year-old Cy Young contender struck out eight and gave up one run in six innings in Boston's 8-1 win... More »

Red Sox Bury Yankees 10-1

Night of injuries in clash of Cy Young contenders

(Newser) - Josh Beckett's record is now a Major League Baseball-best 19-6 after pitching seven innings of one-run baseball last night to add to Boston's lead in the American League East. Fellow Cy Young hopeful Chien-Ming Wang gave up five runs to the Sox and knocked Kevin Youkilis out of the game... More »

Another Red Sox Call-Up Shines

Manny's understudy provides power, Beckett befuddles Jays for 17th win

(Newser) - Fresh-faced outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury came a double short of the cycle last night as the Red Sox downed Toronto, 5-3. The rookie has two homers in 31 major-league at-bats, including a two-run bomb in the fourth inning last night, compared to two in 436 Double- and Triple-A at-bats this season.... More »

Clemens, Yanks Down Sox, 4-3

NY ties Seattle for AL wild-card lead with key victory over Boston

(Newser) - The Yankees grabbed a share of the AL wild-card lead last night with a 4-3 win over Boston in the Bronx. Roger Clemens took a no-hitter into the sixth and surrendered only two hits in six innings for New York, while Boston's Josh Beckett gave up 13 hits en route... More »

Millar Blast Leads Birds Past Red Sox

Oriole sinks reeling ex-team with 3-run 10th-inning shot

(Newser) - Orioles infielder Kevin Millar handed his former squad a crushing loss last night, blasting a three-run homer in the 10th inning that lifted Baltimore over the Red Sox, 6-3. Millar's dinger gave the Birds their first series sweep of Boston in two seasons and dropped the Sox to four games... More »

Beckett, Lackey Grab 15 Wins

Boston, Anaheim stars lead baseball

(Newser) - Red Sox righty Josh Beckett became the first pitcher with 15 wins last night against Baltimore, and led the major leagues until Angels ace John Lackey joined him a few hours later. Beckett nearly endured the entire contest at Camden Yards, replaced only for the final out after he gave... More »

American League Scores 10th Straight All-Star Win

MVP Ichiro jump-starts 5-4 victory, Series edge

(Newser) - The American League won its 10th straight Midsummer Classic last night, besting the National League 5-4. The game, hosted by San Francisco at AT&T Park, was a slugging match: MVP Ichiro Suzuki chalked up the first in-the-parker in All-Star game history, and blasts from Carl Crawford and Victor Martinez... More »

Beckett Is Back

Sox righty makes it 8 starts, 8 wins in return from DL

(Newser) - The AL-leading Red Sox stuck it to the Indians, 4-2, as Josh Beckett continues the best season-opening run by a Boston pitcher since Roger Clemens started 14-0 in 1986. Beckett had spent 15 days on the disabled list with an irritated middle finger, but mystified Cleveland to the tune of... More »

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