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August 13, 2007
-- Coco Crisp is out of the lineup for the second game in a row. Manager Terry Francona said that Crisp underwent some blood tests this afternoon to make sure that his problem is viral. Crisp also has been having issues with his legs. Francona hopes to have him available tonight.
-- Dustin Pedroia also is out of the starting lineup. Francona wants to give his diminutive second baseman a day off to keep him strong for the stretch and sitting Pedroia also allows Francona to give utilityman Alex Cora a start. Cora had only one start on the recent nine-game road trip, on Aug. 5 in Seattle.
-- Francona said that, despite Eric Gagne's recent struggles -- the newly acquired right-hander's poor performances led to two blown games in Baltimore over the weekend -- he still "is going to put him into situations he's supposed to pitch in."
-- Warwick native Dan Wheeler is a member of the Devil Rays bullpen, having been acquired from Houston around the non-waiver trading deadline. Wheeler said he went to 10-12 games at Fenway Park as a kid, still remembering "how awesome" it was his first time walking through the concourse and seeing the Green Monster, but he hasn't yet pitched here, something he is looking forward to very much.
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-- Steven Krasner
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