Boston Red Sox defeat Baltimore Orioles, 4-0

BALTIMORE - After the tumult of the previous two days, maybe the Red Sox deserved a measure of certainty.

Timing was on their side last night. Baseball, by its nature, may offer no sure things, but Josh Beckett on a pitcher’s mound this season comes close.

The chaotic end of the week - a bombshell one day, a blockbuster the next - ceded to Beckett’s reassuring dominance last night in a 4-0 Red Sox victory over the Baltimore Orioles. While Victor Martinez went 1 for 5 wi...