Beckett tosses shutout for 3 - 0 win against the Atlanta Braves in the 68th game of season for Red Sox

One night after Daisuke Matsuzaka walked off the Fenway Park mound searching for answers, Josh Beckett reaffirmed on Saturday night that the top of the Red Sox rotation is just fine.

With his team coming off back-to-back losses, Boston's ace put the clamps on any chance of an extended losing streak with a complete-game shutout in a 3-0 victory over the Braves.

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Beckett: 9-5-0-0-7, 94 pitches. In a tidy 2:11.

Beckett did not allow an Atlanta runner to second base until there was one out in the eighth inning. At one point, he retired 17 of 18 batters. Pitches by inning:

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