Beckett strikes out four in rehab start

Updated: July 11, 2010, 6:43 PM ET
By Steven Krasner | Special to ESPNBoston.com

PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- Josh Beckett seems to have successfully passed the first official test on his road back to the Boston Red Sox rotation.

Beckett, who has been on the disabled list since May 19 because of a lower back strain, worked the first four innings of Triple-A Pawtucket's game against the Syracuse Chiefs Sunday afternoon at McCoy Stadium.

The right-hander threw 68 pitches, 42 of which were strikes. Throwing mostly fastballs, Beckett surrendered only two ...

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