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June 28, 2011
At Citizens Bank Park. Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. Boston RHP Josh Beckett (6-2, 1.86 ERA) vs. LHP Cliff Lee (8-5, 2.87). Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. Boston RHP John Lackey (5-6, 7.36) vs. RHP Vance Worley (2-1, 2.83). Thursday at 1:05 p.m. Boston LHP Jon Lester (9-4, 3.66) vs. LHP Cole Hamels (9-4, 2.49).
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August 10, 2011 | By Don McKee, Inquirer Columnist
If you think Yankees-Red Sox games are interminable, you're not alone. SI.com and the MLB Network broke down Sunday night's glacial 10-inning Red Sox victory and confirmed what everybody knew. SI.com found that, in selected innings, Boston's Josh Beckett averaged 23 seconds between pitches with nobody on and 43 seconds with runners. He once took 59 seconds between pitches to Eric Chavez . The rules say a pitcher must deliver a pitch within 12 seconds with no one on, or a ball is added to the count.
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April 9, 2009 | By Ray Parrillo, Inquirer Staff Writer
Caught on video Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain wasn't the first person to complain about New Yorkers' driving habits, but doing so during a DUI arrest probably wasn't the appropriate time. In an arrest video on thesmokinggun.com, the 23-year-old Chamberlain is chatting with Nebraska state trooper Michael Grummert while undergoing sobriety tests before his arrest on Oct. 18. The righthander was pulled over for doing 70 m.p.h. in a 55 m.p.h. zone on his way home from a strip club.
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March 26, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
Sandy Koufax walked into the Marlins' clubhouse and immediately got everyone's attention. "Any time you can pick the mind of a legend, it can only help," Josh Beckett said. Koufax surprised the World Series champions with a visit yesterday in Jupiter, Fla.,and spent an hour answering questions and offering advice to Florida's young pitching staff. Koufax has visited with other clubs this spring - most notably the Mets, Red Sox and Dodgers. "I didn't try to change or do anything," the Hall of Famer said.
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July 1, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Josh Beckett pitched six innings of one-hit ball before leaving with a possible recurrence of his blister problem, and Miguel Cabrera and Juan Encarnacion homered to help the Florida Marlins beat the visiting Atlanta Braves, 6-2, last night in a game delayed nearly 3 hours by rain. Beckett (8-5) was activated from the disabled list a few hours before the game; he hadn't thrown since June 14 because of the sixth blister problem of his major league career. He left before starting the seventh, after another blister apparently formed on the middle finger of his pitching hand.
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June 29, 2011
Rich Dubee is working with a decked filled with aces this season as the Phillies' pitching coach, but on Tuesday, a Boston Herald reporter wanted to know what it was like dealing with Red Sox ace Josh Beckett when he was just a rookie in the Florida Marlins' farm system. "The first time I met Josh was in the Astrodome," Dubee said. "I remember he had just signed and he came through the clubhouse doors and Alex Fernandez was on our team and Josh had made the statement about pitching in the All-Star Game in two years.
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March 16, 2014
Closer Glen Perkins and the Minnesota Twins agreed Friday to a four-year contract that guarantees the lefthander $22,175,000. Perkins had been due $4,975,000 this year and $3.75 million in 2015 under his previous deal, which included a $4.5 million team option for 2016 with a $300,000 buyout. His new contract calls for him to earn $4,025,000 this year, $4.65 million in 2015, $6.3 million in 2016 and $6.5 million in 2017. The Twins have a $6.5 million option for 2018 with a $700,000 buyout.
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October 24, 2007 | by Paul Hagen
1. Red Sox righthander Daisuke Matsuzaka. The Red Sox like their chances when Josh Beckett is on the mound, even though the Rockies knocked him around (six runs on 10 hits, including two home runs in five innings) during interleague play at Fenway Park on June 14. And they'll like their chances when Curt Schilling has the ball; his 10-2 postseason record speaks for itself. The crucial Game 3 matchup, expected to be Matsuzaka against Josh Fogg, could be pivotal. Especially since it could come up twice.
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November 14, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
C.C. Sabathia beat Josh Beckett at last - albeit a few weeks later than he hoped. Sabathia won the AL Cy Young Award yesterday, topping Boston's ace and two other worthy contenders by a comfortable margin to become the first Cleveland Indians pitcher in 35 years to earn the honor. Sabathia received 19 of 28 first-place votes and finished with 119 points in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Beckett, who outpitched Sabathia twice in the playoffs, was second with eight first-place votes and 86 points.
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November 26, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
GOOD NEWS for impatient Phillies fans seeking change, although there are still 84 days until pitchers and catchers convene in Clearwater, Fla.: Baseball's offseason Richter scale registered its first big waves when the Boston Red Sox delivered a one-two punch to teams seeking free-agent hitters. Boston swiped both Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval off the open market in a 24-hour span Monday. While signing former Marlins and Dodgers All-Star Ramirez and longtime Giants fan favorite Sandoval wouldn't seem to have an effect on the Phillies, the Red Sox' Monday spending spree will ignite the hot stove's fire, by way of a domino effect.
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August 10, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
On Thursday, the Phillies turned soon-to-be free agent Roberto Hernandez into two minor leaguers to be named later because a contending team was short a starting pitcher. The Los Angeles Dodgers pursued Hernandez after they realized Josh Beckett's hip injury was going to put him back on the disabled list. Another team's injury became the Phillies' gain, even it turns out to be minimal. Yesterday, another contending team may have lost a pitcher. Detroit's Anibal Sanchez left his start in Toronto with an apparent arm injury.
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May 27, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Los Angeles Dodgers righthander Josh Beckett bucked the conventional baseball superstition by talking about a no-hitter as early as the fourth inning Sunday. While pitchers usually sit alone in the dugout, Beckett was chatty, making jokes about his no-hitter until the extraordinary feat was finally accomplished. Beckett finished it off by getting Chase Utley on a called third strike, earning his first career no-hitter in Sunday's 6-0 win over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.
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May 27, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
The black bat never left Chase Utley's shoulder, not when Josh Beckett fired a 94-m.p.h. fastball past him, and not when he retreated to the Phillies dugout. Beckett, the 34-year-old Texan, opened his arms Sunday for a hug. At 4:17 p.m., he became the first pitcher in 36 years to throw a no-hitter against the Phillies. The Los Angeles Dodgers danced on the grass at Citizens Bank Park to celebrate a 6-0 win. Outfielder Scott Van Slyke yanked Beckett's blue cap from his head so teammates could tousle the pitcher's jet black hair.
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March 16, 2014
Closer Glen Perkins and the Minnesota Twins agreed Friday to a four-year contract that guarantees the lefthander $22,175,000. Perkins had been due $4,975,000 this year and $3.75 million in 2015 under his previous deal, which included a $4.5 million team option for 2016 with a $300,000 buyout. His new contract calls for him to earn $4,025,000 this year, $4.65 million in 2015, $6.3 million in 2016 and $6.5 million in 2017. The Twins have a $6.5 million option for 2018 with a $700,000 buyout.
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May 29, 2013 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
BOSTON - They met behind the batting cage, Ryan Howard and David Ortiz. The Big Piece and Big Papi, two gigantic men with similarly gigantic accomplishments on their resumés. As the two embraced and made pregame small talk, they could be seen as kind of macro-size microcosms for their franchises. And the Phillies didn't do any better in that comparison than they did in the one-sided baseball game that followed Monday night. Things have gone very wrong for these Phillies. Some of that is bad luck, with Roy Halladay, Chase Utley, and Carlos Ruiz on the disabled list.
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August 26, 2012 | Associated Press
BOSTON - The Los Angeles Dodgers are stocking up for the stretch run with some new, expensive players who couldn't help the Boston Red Sox make it to the postseason this year or last. The Dodgers officially acquired first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, pitcher Josh Beckett, and injured outfielder Carl Crawford from Boston on Saturday, hoping to boost their playoff hopes by taking on the underperforming and high-priced stars who failed to thrive in a fractious Red Sox clubhouse. Boston also sent infielder Nick Punto and about $11 million in cash to Los Angeles in the nine-player trade that was the biggest in Dodgers history.
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August 25, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
The Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed in principle to a stunning, eight-player deal that signals a change of course for the struggling Sox, according to multiple reports. First baseman Adrian Gonzalez, righthanded pitcher Josh Beckett, and outfielder Carl Crawford - owed more than $260 million combined over the next six seasons - are headed to Los Angeles, along with infielder Nick Punto. The Red Sox would acquire first baseman James Loney, second baseman Ivan DeJesus, righthanded pitcher Rubby De La Rosa, outfielder Jerry Sands, and pitcher Allen Webster.
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May 19, 2012
At Citizens Bank Park   Friday at 7:05 p.m. Boston RHP Daniel Bard (3-4, 4.30 ERA) vs. LHP Cole Hamels (5-1, 2.28)   Saturday at 7:15 p.m. Boston LHP Jon Lester (2-3, 3.71) vs. RHP Joe Blanton (4-3, 2.96)   Sunday at 1:35 p.m. Boston RHP Josh Beckett (3-4, 4.97) vs. LHP Cliff Lee (0-1, 1.95)
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May 18, 2012
BOSTON - Boston should be burning. The Patriots cannot win the Big One, the Bruins got dumped in the first round and the Celtics are a series from being dismantled. None of which matters, because the Red Sox stink. Or stunk. This weekend, the Sox visit Philadelphia, lately Boston's mirror city, scratching to reach .500, desperate to keep sight of the rest of the American League East, crippled by injury. Sure looks like Tito and the Genius knew what they were doing.
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