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Josh Beckett faces Rays Friday

Updated: September 15, 2011, 12:38 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona announced his starting rotation for the wild card-leading club's upcoming four-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park, with Josh Beckett returning to action on Friday.

Right-hander Kyle Weiland will start Thursday, followed by Beckett, then Jon Lester on Saturday and 200-game winner Tim Wakefield on Sunday. The Rays trail the struggling Red Sox by four games for the wild card.

Beckett has been out with an ...

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