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Red Sox squander an opportunity

With Burnett scratched and the Rays flailing, Boston blew chance to gain ground

Updated: August 9, 2010, 12:41 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

NEW YORK -- It was Pedro Martinez who famously said the Yankees were his "daddy.'' Sunday night, the Bombers expanded their family tree, adding another Red Sox pitcher.

Josh Beckett would never make such a concession, of course. But his four starts against the Yankees this season have been painful exercises, including the seven-run beating Beckett absorbed Sunday night in his first start here since slipping on a wet Yankee Stadium mound and blowing out his back in May.

And this one ...

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