The Boston Red Sox entered Wednesday night's game against the Texas Rangers with a 49-49 record and four games out of a wild card spot.
The team can make a statement given the difficult schedule ahead, starting with a series versus the division-leading New York Yankees over the weekend. But all that depends on if Josh Beckett can get back to his usual dominant self. Luckily, the Sox' starter was returning to his home state of Texas on Wednesday, where he has seen success in the past.
Check out the video above from Red Sox First Pitch, as Tim Wakefield and Dennis Eckersley break down Beckett's past success in the state of Texas, and how he can get back to consistently pitching well.