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Crisp, not Ellsbury, takes center stage

Mike Timlin's 2008 debut started with a bang - the Yankees' Jason Giambi taking him deep to center for a leadoff home run in the seventh inning. Mike Timlin's 2008 debut started with a bang - the Yankees' Jason Giambi taking him deep to center for a leadoff home run in the seventh inning. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)
By Gordon Edes
Globe Staff / April 12, 2008

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After alternating center fielders for the first 11 games - they played side by side one game in Oakland when right fielder J.D. Drew was out with a sore back - Red Sox manager Terry Francona started Coco Crisp last night for the second straight game. He also batted him leadoff, which he did only twice after July 25 last ... (Full article: 1039 words)

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