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Josh Beckett, Jon Lester are killing Red Sox

ARLINGTON, Texas — One was working feverishly in the bullpen before the game in 100-plus-degree conditions, and the other was trying to reinvent himself in the game.

Can we emphasize enough how important Jon Lester and Josh Beckett are to the fortunes of the Red Sox?

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