GAME NOTES: This series is seeming like an ALCS preview more and more, isn’t it? Joe Saunders vs. Josh Beckett is the second matchup this afternoon, nationally televised on FOX with Brenneman and Karros. Josh Beckett had a mediocre first half for his standards with a 3.94 ERA and looks to get back on track in the second half with a victory over a contending team. Joe Saunders looks to continue a magical first half ride in his career vs. the Red Sox.
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