Beckett rises to the occasion -- again

Sox ace is good enough to beat Yankees for the fourth time this season

Updated: September 1, 2011, 9:37 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Red Sox captain and veteran catcher Jason Varitek has always said the club's pitching and defense would be the keys to postseason success.

Then, if the Red Sox could find ways to score, the team would be in good shape.

"I agree with that," Red Sox manager Terry Francona said after Boston posted a 9-5 victory over the New York Yankees on Wednesday night at Fenway Park. "It's fun to watch guys swing the bats and you certainly need to, but if you don't pitch, you're going ...

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