Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 4/18/12
Josh Beckett really only made one mistake - a fastball to Mike Napoli that caught a little too much of the plate resulting in a 2-run home run that gave the Texas Rangers a 3-2 lead they wouldn't relinquish through the remainder of the game. The Rangers added 3 more runs in the top of the 8th to break the game open.Kevin Youkilis, moved to 6th in the lineup, put Boston on top 2-0 in the bottom of the 2nd inning with his first home run of the year. It really accounted for the only Boston offense of the game. Ryan Sweeney drove in a run with an RBI single in the bottom of the 9th. Jarrod Saltalamacchia ended the game with a sharp line drive to first that resulted in a double play.Derek Holland started on the mound for Texas. He pitched 7 strong innings allowing just 4 hits (1 of which was the Youkilis home run) while walking 3 and strking out 7.NOTES - Beckett struck out 7 and walked only 1. It would appear he feels comfortable throwing to catcher Kelly Shoppach.Former manager T...
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