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June 15, 2007
There is still no one warming up in the bullpen after Jon Lester pitched a scoreless seventh inning. Richmond failed to add to its 2-0 lead, thanks in part to a sharp defensive play by Pawtucket shortstop Ed Rogers.
Brent Lillibridge, who had led off the inning with a double and then stole third, broke for home on Wes Timmons’ hard grounder to short. Without hesitation, Rogers fielded the ball and fired it home to catcher George Kottaras. After a brief rundown, Lillibridge was tagged out by Lester.
Then with Gregor Blanco at the plate, Timmons, who made it to second on the previous play, tried to steal third on Lester as Lillibridge had. But this time, Lester picked him off.
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