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Springing leaks in late summer

A sinking feeling about the playoffs

Reliever Chris Smith couldn't stop the bleeding in yesterday's lopsided loss at Toronto. Reliever Chris Smith couldn't stop the bleeding in yesterday's lopsided loss at Toronto. (Frank gunn/canadian Press)
By Nick Cafardo
Globe Staff / August 24, 2008

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TORONTO - Your starting shortstop, third baseman, right fielder, and No. 1 pitcher are out with injuries. One of your young starters was so bad he had to be demoted to Double A. You lost to a division rival, 11-0, yesterday as your other top hurler, Jon Lester, was pummeled and lasted 2 1/3 innings. Your wild-card lead is teetering. (Full article: 941 words)

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