Red Sox at the halfway point
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Is Beckett back and here to stay?The Sox staff ace is in the midst of having a big bounce-back year. Beckett was in the hunt to start the All-Star game for the American League and remains in the Cy Young conversation. He's recently battled the flu and came out of Philadelphia on the losing end of a duel with Cliff Lee, but Beckett's 2.20 ERA in 15 starts is second best in the AL.
Last year, it was an entirely different story. A 5.78 ERA and only six wins to go with six losses, and a two month stint on the DL with a back injury.