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October 28, 2007
BY SEAN McADAM
Journal Sports Writer
BOSTON -- In 2004, Kevin Youkilis was a rookie on the Red Sox world championship team. So more than most, he can appreciate the contributions being made by two first-year players on this year's team, now just one win away from another title.
''They're going good,'' he said of teammates Dustin Pedroia and Jacoby Ellsbury. ''They're in a great position to come out and play a part.''
Last night, in particular, they did plenty. Ellsbury, hitting leadoff for the first time this series, had four hits -- including three doubles -- to go with two RBI and two runs scored. Pedroia, meanwhile had three hits, two RBI and a run scored.
''We have a lot of great veterans on this team to help them out,'' said Youkilis, ''but the credit goes to them. They're really helping us win.''
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