Winless Red Sox turn to Josh Beckett

Updated: April 5, 2011, 4:23 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

CLEVELAND -- This is why you don't script a baseball season, you just grip it with both hands and hold on for the ride.

When Red Sox manager Terry Francona sat down with pitching coach Curt Young to set up their pitching rotation, they decided that Josh Beckett fit best in the No. 4 spot in part, Francona would say later, because he would draw the Cleveland Indians in his first start. Facing the rebuilding Indians instead of the defending American League champion Texas Rangers would ...

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