A daily glance inside the numbers from the world of sports:
• Josh Beckett on Monday afternoon became only the third starting pitcher in Red Sox history to begin a season by winning each of his first three outings, allowing no more than one run and striking out at least five batters in each of those three appearances. Babe Ruth did that for the Red Sox in 1916, and
Roger Clemens did it in 1991.
Over the past 20 years, aside from Beckett and Clemens, only ...