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Starting pitching often rules in October, and that should bode well for the Red Sox

Originally Published: September 24, 2009
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

When you think of October, you think of Josh Beckett pitching a Game 6 shutout in Yankee Stadium. You think of Cole Hamels, carving his own little slice of Mr. October history.

You think of Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling in 2001, of Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale in 1963, of Jack Morris dueling John Smoltz in an epic Game 7 in 1991.

You think, in other words, of starting pitchers -- of men who found a way to rise to meet the biggest moments of their careers in the most important ...

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