Beckett struck out nine in five innings of work against the Pirates Wednesday as the Sox finally picked up a win, 6-4. Beckett allowed three hits, two walks and just one run in the outing.
Outside of Fernando Cabrera -- who allowed three runs in one innings -- the bullpen was strong. Brian Shouse and Joe Nelson, who are fighting each other for a bullpen spot, both worked an inning without allowing a run. Nelson struck out two while Shouse allowed a hit and struck out one. Tommy Hottovy allowed a hit and struck out two in his inning of work.