FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Josh Beckett was solid for 3 2-3 innings in his first start since getting hit in the head by a line drive and the Boston Red Sox beat the Houston Astros 3-2 Tuesday in a split-squad game.
Beckett surrendered one run off three hits while striking out four. He threw 30 of his 55 pitches for strikes.
Former Red Sox and Astros star Roger Clemens watched from a suite as his minor league son, Koby, went 0 for 4 as Houston’s first baseman.
Boston’s spring training sellout streak at City of Palms Park dating to 2003 ended at 109. This exhibition game was a late addition to the Grapefruit League schedule.
Beckett had been out since getting struck in the left temple during batting practice on Feb. 28.
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