Red Sox pound Tigers, 10 -5, in game 53 of season
Red Sox - 200 020 060 - 10 13 3 Tigers - 000 000 050 - 5 3 1 On the 91st anniversary of Dutch Leonard's no-hitter against the Tigers in Detroit, Josh Beckett was well on his way to duplicating Leonard's 1918 feat.
He was seven outs away when Curtis Granderson lined a clean single to right field. Beckett finished the inning with a strike out ... and then things got a wee bit crazy.
J.D. Drew hit his 200th career homer, a two-run shot in the first inning, Josh Beckett took a no-hitter into the seventh and struck out nine and the Red Sox used a six-run eighth to pull away from the Tigers for their third straight win.
Josh Beckett is looking more and more like the "ace" we expected to see this season. After going 2-2 with a 7.22 ERA in five April starts, Beckett took a no-hitter into the seventh last night and eventually earned his fourth victory in his last six games.