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Josh Beckett an all-around success

Updated: July 4, 2011, 12:06 AM ET
By Steven Krasner | Special to ESPNBoston.com

HOUSTON -- The pregame news for Josh Beckett was satisfying. He was named to the All-Star team for the third time in his career.

But the right-hander wouldn't allow himself to celebrate the news when he got the word from manager Terry Francona on Sunday morning. He couldn't totally savor the moment because he had a game to pitch against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park, in front of his hometown family and friends, no less.

With his focus unshaken, Beckett, a native of nearby ...

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