No, there wasn't a first inning meltdown this time by Josh Beckett. For that matter, he put zeroes up in the 1st 3 innings as the Red Sox jumped out to a 2-0 lead before the Texas Rangers rallied for 3 runs in the bottom of the 4th inning.

The crusher came in the bottom of the 7th inning. Dustin Pedroia had tied things up in the 6th with his 7th home run of the season but in the bottom of the next inning Beckett (pictured) had runners on 1st & 3rd when he uncorked a wild pitch to allow the go-ahead run to score in what would ultimately be a 5-3 Rangers win in Texas.

Up next for the 49-50 Red Sox - a 3-game set against the Yankees in the Bronx. Fasten your seatbelts, Red Sox Nation.

Jim Monaghan 7/26/2012 07:17:00 AM Edit
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