Boston Red Sox defeat Seattle Mariners, 3-2

On two occasions this season Josh Beckett has pressed his right cleat against the rubber to see a runner on third base with only one out.

The result: four batters faced, four Ks, zero runs.

In his Red Sox debut, at Texas, with D'Angelo Jimenez 90 feet away, Beckett put away Laynce Nix looking, and Brad Wilkerson swinging. In the sixth inning yesterday, with Seattle's No. 4 and 5 hitters due, Raul Ibanez assumed his lead, poised to tie the game on just about anything put...

He has his own theme music now. ''Bodies," by Drowning Pool.

'' 'Let the bodies hit the floor,' something like that," Jonathan Papelbon said yesterday after stuffing the Seattle Mariners with another 1-2-3 ninth in a 3-2 Red Sox victory. ''I think the fans were more worried about my entrance song than I was. They can send in suggestions if they have some."

For now, it's ''Bodies," which never will be mistaken for ''Three Coins in the Fountain" or ''American Pie." Don...