Beckett Returns For Red Sox In 3-2 Win Over Astros

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.

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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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