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Game 53: Beckett goes for no-no, falls short

Final - 6.3.2009 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston Red Sox 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 6 0 10 13 3
Detroit Tigers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 5 3 0
WP: Josh Beckett (6 - 2)
LP: Armando Galarraga (3 - 6)

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Josh Beckett is a dealer.

Beckett had a no-hit bid until the seventh inning in the Sox's 10-5 victory on Wednesday. He allowed just two hits in his 7.2 innings of work while walking two and striking out nine. He also allowed three runs, but all were unearned.

The offense was clicking, too. J.D. Drew hit a home run and every starter (except Mike Lowell) scored at least one run. Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis and Jacoby Ellsbury each had two hits.

This new lineup seems to be working. It's delivered a couple of wins and the offense seems to be producing at a pretty nice pace. One note: the four best OBPs on the team (Pedroia, Drew, Youkilis and Bay) are the Nos. 1 through 4 hitters. That's what we want, right? It seems to be working.

Sox go for the sweep on Thursday at 1 p.m. It's the D-Train, Dontrelle Willis, versus the T-Train, Tim Wakefield.