Josh Beckett

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Keidel: Bad Baseball In Beantown

I’m hardly a stat geek, but it doesn’t take Bill James to know that the odds are against the Yankees to win the World Series. Unless Boston misses the playoffs.


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Blame It On The Moth! Phil Hughes Latest Yankees Pitcher Unraveled By Insect

The Yankees’ bats finally came to life against Josh Beckett. Phil Hughes was looking fairly sharp, then suddenly a moth flies into one of his eyes and the Bombers again unravel against the Red Sox. Yep, a moth.


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Red Sox Come From Behind To Beat Yankees 9-5

Jacoby Ellsbury hit a tie-breaking two-run homer in the sixth inning and Josh Beckett improved to 4-0 against the New York Yankees.


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Hartnett: CC Sabathia Seizes Momentum In Victory Over Red Sox

CC Sabathia finally conquered the Red Sox on Tuesday night. The Yankees’ ace notched his first victory against Boston this season, one that could spur on the Bombers.


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Keefe To The City: Final Fenway Trip For Yankees?

As is usually the case when the Yankees and Red Sox play, Mike Hurley of joined me for an email discussion about the rivalry and the upcoming series.


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Keidel: The Boston Dread Sox

Despite the fact that the Bombers started slowly against Boston in 2009 and still won the World Series is meaningless to Yankees fans — because they want Boston’s blood. It’s quite understandable considering this is baseball’s – if not America’s – iteration of the Hatfields and McCoys.


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Keefe To The City: Yankees Ready To Resume Red Sox Rivalry

I know when I talk to Mike Hurley of before every Yankees-Red Sox series, it usually doesn’t work out well for the Yankees — at least this year. But not this time.


CC Sabathia #52 of the New York Yankees is pulled from the game in the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox on June 9, 2011. (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Bronx Briefing: CC Sabathia Can’t Stop Yankees’ Slide

Thursday night felt like it was going to be different because Sabathia was on the mound, but it wasn’t. Sabathia has now faced Beckett three times this season. The Yankees have lost all three games.


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Yankees Plunk David Ortiz, Lose To Red Sox Anyway; Big Papi Slams Media

David Ortiz got more than even for getting drilled. Ortiz broke loose soon after CC Sabathia hit him with a pitch, starting and finishing a burst that led the Red Sox over the Yankees 8-3 early Friday. “Finally got hit,” Ortiz said afterward in a short rant that included some profanity.


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CC Sabathia Yankees’ Last Hope To Salvage One From Red Sox

Two of CC Sabathia’s three losses this year have come against the Red Sox. Josh Beckett beat him both times. That’s a scary thought for the Yankees, who have lost seven of eight meetings with Boston this season — including all five at home.


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Yanks Shut Out 6-0 By Red Sox For Fourth Straight Loss

Adrian Gonzalez homered for the fourth consecutive game and Josh Beckett shut down the skidding New York Yankees for the second time this season, sending the Boston Red Sox to a 6-0 victory Saturday


CC Sabathia of the New York Yankees reacts after giving up a hit to David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox. (credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Keefe To The City: Back From Boston

On Sunday night, I left Fenway Park the same time I have several times before: upset, disappointed and devastated.


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Beckett Shuts Down Yanks To Lift BoSox To 4-0 Win

Josh Beckett allowed two hits in eight shutout innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 4-0 on Sunday night to take two out of three games from their rivals after opening the season with six straight losses.


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Keefe To The City: Back To Boston

You know it’s the start of a Yankees-Red Sox series. There’s just a different feel in Boston when the Yankees are in town.


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Yankees In 2nd After Comeback Dies In 9th

Andy Pettitte gave the New York Yankees no reason to think he’s ready for the postseason. Turns out, his teammates are having a hard time locking up the trip.