Beckett falls short of all-time Red Sox pitching mark

Updated: May 14, 2007, 11:23 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox starter Josh Beckett, the first seven-game winner in the majors, left after four innings Sunday with a torn flap of skin on his right middle finger and failed in his attempt to tie a franchise record with a victory in his first eight starts.

Beckett allowed two runs to the Orioles in the first inning and left trailing 2-0. He struck out seven and walked two before Kyle Snyder relieved to start the fifth.

"[Josh] came in after the inning and said [the tear] ...

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