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For Beckett, it went south quickly

After great beginning, it unraveled for him in another head-scratching outing

Updated: May 8, 2010, 4:09 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- This is what happens when the Boston Red Sox are an afterthought on a night the other teams in town have the more compelling storylines.

The Red Sox starting pitcher, mean and Texan, strikes out all three batters he faces in the first inning, all swinging, and then two more in the second, and suddenly basketball playoff games at the Garden seem secondary.

That's the way it began for Roger Clemens on April 29, 1986, the night he struck out a record 20 Seattle Mariners. ...

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