Red Sox - 000 000 000 - 0 1 0Duchscherer was senational (8-1-0-0-4, 101) (again), retiring the first 15 Red Sox before plunking Jason Varitek to start the sixth.
Athletics - 010 000 11x - 3 9 0
Boston's lone hit was a clean line drive single to center from David Ortiz with one out in the seventh. Neither Varitek nor Ortiz advanced past first base.
Beckett (7-7-2-0-9, 107) had a rough first two innings, but settled down after that, at one point setting down 11 straight A's. MDC pitched a shaky eighth, giving up two singles, a walk, a stolen base, and a run on 22 pitches.
There was no need to rush this game along, as it was played in a tidy 2:17.
Josh Beckett (4.67, 93 ERA+) / Justin Duchscherer (2.67, 144 ERA+)
In four games against Boston, Frank Thomas is 7-for-16 with three homers and 10 RBI.
Also: Mariners/Yankees at 1 and Orioles/Rays at 6.