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Beckett quickly pounced

His fast work left a lasting image

Josh Beckett allowed a leadoff triple in eighth, but he struck out 10 in seven innings plus. Josh Beckett allowed a leadoff triple in eighth, but he struck out 10 in seven innings plus. (Jim Davis/ Globe Staff)
By Ben Collins
Globe Correspondent / July 28, 2009

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The day, hot as it was, started with trade talk in an afternoon news conference. The speculation was nameless, position-less, and abstract on purpose. It left players pressured and sweaty, the situation sticky. Rumors had the Red Sox, whose rotation was once deemed too deep, pursuing Toronto’s Roy Halladay. (Full article: 516 words)

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