// Luke Hochevar

Pedroia Cleans Up, Papelbon Closes Door as Sox Take Opener in KC

Calm down, Red Sox fans. The bats have not been sawed in half. After netting all of nine hits over the three-game series against the Rays, the Red Sox equaled that amount in the series opener in Kansas City as part of a much-needed 4-3 bounceback victory. Josh Beckett was sharp through seven innings, throwing […]

Four-Run Fourth Costs Beckett, Red Sox in Kansas City Series Finales

Josh Beckett pitched only one bad inning Thursday afternoon at Fenway Park, but it was one inning too many. Beckett gave up four runs in the top of the fourth, and Kansas City Royals starter Luke Hochevar quieted the Boston offense to beat the Red Sox, 4-3, and give Kansas City the series split. With […]

Sox Rally Behind Beckett, Defeat Royals 9-2

Operating under the assumption their starters could use some more rest heading into the playoffs, the Red Sox have gone to a temporary six-man rotation. We saw a little of how this is going to work out on Tuesday, when the hapless Paul Byrd was sacrificed to Zach Greinke. Josh Beckett, seemingly out of synch […]