Red Sox’ Will Middlebrooks playing through soreness

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Four days later, Will Middlebrooks was still achy from the high-speed collision with David Ross.

“I’m sore, man,” he said. “I’m pretty sore.”

The Red Sox’s 5-0 win over the Blue Jays was his second game after sitting out Tuesday against the Twins with pain in his right side.

He didn’t want to sit Tuesday. As a matter of fact, he barely wanted to leave the game when it happened.

“It’s just kind of something I thought I could play through, but I knew I wasn’t feeling too great,” Middlebrooks said. “But I wanted to be out there for my teammates.”

He did just that Friday, hitting a pair of doubles and enjoying an active day at the hot corner.

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