[photogallerylink id=40306 align=right]Josh Beckett rebounded from a rough stretch and the Boston Red Sox broke a scoreless tie with four runs in the sixth inning to beat the Seattle Mariners 5-3 in the first game of a day-night doubleheader Wednesday.

Beckett (4-3) allowed one hit in six innings – an infield single off his glove by Ichiro Suzuki leading off the game – before giving up three runs in the seventh on homers by Russell Branyan and Casey Kotchman.

Still, it was a sharp turnaround from his recent struggles. In his previous three starts, Beckett was 0-2 with a 10.69 ERA.

For five innings, he was engaged in a duel with David Pauley (2-5) whose only major league wins came in his previous two games. Pauley allowed two hits until getting knocked out of the game in the sixth.

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(AP Photo)


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