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Felix Doubront struggles early, but settles down

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That Felix Doubront stretched his start to 6⅔ innings was its own victory. His previous start blew up in just 2⅔ innings after he gave up five runs.

Looking to rebound, things started out shaky for Doubront. Three batters in, he found himself in a jam after a single by Carlos Beltran and double by Jacoby Ellsbury had runners at second and third.

But when Jackie Bradley Jr. turned an Alfonso Soriano fly ball into two outs by throwing out Ellsbury at third, things started to shift for Doubront.

“The first inning was really challenging and that play made me confident to keep battling,” Doubront said. “The team gave me more confidence. This outing was really tough, but I went through it.”

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