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Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Deep ball really helping the Sox

Though he struggled at the plate in place of Manny Ramírez, left fielder Joe Thurston made a nice catch against the scoreboard to take a hit away from Texas'sGerald Laird in the fourth. Though he struggled at the plate in place of Manny Ramírez, left fielder Joe Thurston made a nice catch against the scoreboard to take a hit away from Texas'sGerald Laird in the fourth. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)
By Nick Cafardo
Globe Staff / April 22, 2008

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Depth is a beautiful thing in baseball. The Red Sox had Manny Ramírez get ejected in the second inning Sunday, and with Dustin Pedroia having most of the day off and Joe Thurston in the cleanup spot much of the game, they still rallied late to edge the Rangers, 6-5. Yesterday they rested Ramírez and used Thurston in left, played ... (Full article: 1051 words)

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