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Papi gives Sox lead

Posted by Daniel Malloy, Globe Correspondent  August 31, 2007 07:21 PM

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David Ortiz, who was in quite a chipper mood in the clubhouse today, dancing what might be described a jig while wearing a towel, just launched his 26th home run of the season on a line drive to right. Ortiz took a 1-1 fastball from Radhames Liz (making his second career start) deep to give the Sox a 1-0 lead -- the first time they have led a game since the Chicago series. Ortiz has found his homer stroke of late, and now has seven round-trippers in 14 games.

Mike Lowell was thrown out trying to turn a single into a double to end the first, it's 1-0 Sox after one.

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