Beckett Gets the Upper Hand

It's a Win-Win

Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett gets a hand in the dugout after he finished the eighth inning, his last on the afternoon, as he got the win in Boston's 1-0 victory over Kansas City at Fenway Park.

(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)

Beckett Gets the Upper Hand

Josh Flushes Royals from Fenway, Then Seals the Deal
Sox Win Another 1-0 Pitchfest

Josh Beckett Got His Groove Back
And Papelbon Does His Thing Too

He's Da Manny

Top - The only swing that mattered today. Red Sox leftfielder Manny Ramirez lets go off his bat (Sox-Royals 1A) as he watches the flight of his bottom of the fourth inning solo home run that sailed over the Green Monster. The blast was the only run of the game, as Boston defeated the Kansas City Royals 1-0 for the second consecutive game at Fenway Park.Bottom - Manny Ramirez bends low to snag a line drive by Kansas City Royals Paul Phillips during the fifth inning

(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis | AP Photo)

Manny Giveth to Sox and Taketh Away from KC

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