The Red Sox road the pitching performance of starter Josh Beckett, along with an offense that included solo homers from Dustin Pedroia and Jason Varitek, to claim a 5-3, season-opening win over the Tampa Bay Rays, Tuesday at Fenway Park. Beckett went seven innings, allowing one run on two hits, striking out 10 and walking three. For Beckett, who was making his first Opening Day start as a member of the Red Sox, it was the ninth time he has struck out 10 or more batter in his career. Pedroia's home run came off Tampa Bay starter James Shields on the second baseman's first at-bat of the game, in the first inning. Every Red Sox player notched at least one hit except leadoff man Jacoby Ellsbury. Hideki Okajima, Justin Masterson, and Jonathan Papelbon came on in relief for Beckett.