Indians tee off on Beckett in 8-3 win over Red Sox
BOSTON (AP) - Embattled starter Josh Beckett did nothing to help restore his reputation Thursday night, getting booed off the field at Fenway Park in the third inning of Boston's 8-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians.
Jack Hannahan hit a two-run homer and Jason Kipnis had a solo shot off Beckett, who was already in hot water with Red Sox fans for playing golf last week a day after he was scratched from his scheduled start with a sore lat muscle in his back.
His return to the rotation couldn't have gone much worse. Beckett (2-4) gave up seven runs on seven hits and walked two in 2 1-3 innings as Cleveland built a 7-1 lead.
Michael Brantley went 4 for 5 with two RBIs for the Indians.