He has no trouble, he added, adjusting to different mounds.
Santana's career road mark is 9-12 with a 6.65 ERA in 26 starts. At home, he's 20-5 with a 3.07 ERA in 32 outings.
Santana struggled with his command early against the Indians on Tuesday night in Milwaukee and never found his rhythm, lasting only 4 1/3 innings and giving up six earned runs on seven hits and four walks.
In Boston's home opener, Beckett took another step toward proving that he can break out in the American League in 2007. Beckett was masterful in seven innings against Seattle, allowing just two hits and one earned run and striking out eight. He threw 61 of his 84 pitches for strikes and didn't walk a hitter.
In two career starts against the Angels, Beckett is 1-0 with four earned runs allowed in 12 innings.
BOS: RHP Josh Beckett (2-0, 1.50 ERA)
LAA: RHP Ervin Santana (1-1, 6.35 ERA)
Santana is 1-1 in two career starts against the Red Sox, with a 6.17 ERA.
Beckett, who is 8-6 with a 4.63 ERA in 18 career starts at Fenway Park, has held Vladimir Guerrero to a .200 average in 20 at-bats with one homer and two RBIs, striking him out seven times and walking him four times.
Player to watch
Angels designated hitter Shea Hillenbrand, an All-Star third baseman for the Red Sox in 2002, is hoping to get rolling against his former team after a slow start caused in large part by a strained groin muscle, an injury sustained in the season's second game. He's a .214 hitter against Beckett, with a double and two RBIs in 14 career at-bats.
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Monday: Angels (Jered Weaver, 11-2, 2.56 in 2006) at Boston (Julian Tavarez, 0-1, 9.00), 7:05 a.m. PT
Tuesday: Angels (Joe Saunders, 1-0, 2.92) at Oakland (Chad Gaudin, 0-0, 2.53), 7:05 p.m. PT
Wednesday: Angels (John Lackey, 2-1, 2.04) at Oakland (Dan Haren, 0-2, 2.00), 12:35 p.m. PT