BALTIMORE – Coco Crisp has singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth with two outs. J.D. Drew had singled to lead off the inning.
Beckett is out after seven, giving way to Hideki Okajima. Beckett is now in line for his 18th win. Yankee righty Chien Ming-Wang is also going after No. 18 and leads the Royals 5-3 in the seventh.