Josh Beckett issued just three free passes in Tuesday's opener. (AP)
By Ian Browne / MLB.com
Josh Beckett came out dealing to open the 2009 season, registering 10 strikeouts and scattering two hits over seven dominating innings. Dustin Pedroia and Jason Varitek each went deep, while J.D. Drew, Jason Bay and Mike Lowell each notched RBIs.
BATTING 2B: Crawford, C (1, Beckett). TB: Longoria; Crawford, C 2; Iwamura. RBI: Crawford, C (1), Longoria 2 (2). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Longoria; Burrell 2. SF: Crawford, C. Team RISP: 2-for-7. Team LOB: 5.
BASERUNNING SB: Gross (1, 2nd base off Beckett/Varitek), Bartlett (1, 3rd base off Masterson/Varitek), Iwamura (1, 2nd base off
FIELDING Outfield assists: Crawford, C (Youkilis at 3rd base). DP: (Longoria-Pena, C).