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Red Sox Recall Wilson, Ranaudo Sent Back Down

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Before Thursday’s game with the Houston Astros, the Red Sox announced that they have recalled pitcher Alex Wilson from Pawtucket and sent starter Anthony Ranaudo back down to Triple-A.

The news comes 24 hours after Ranaudo made his second big league start, going six innings and allowing four runs on eight hits with a walk and a strikeout, earning his second win of the year as the Sox beat the Reds 5-4.

Ranaudo made his major league debut back on Aug. 1 against the Yankees, and in two starts for the Sox this season, he has an ERA of 4.50 in 12 total innings. Ranaudo is 13-4 with a 2.58 ERA as the ace of the PawSox rotation this season.

Wilson will be entering his fifth stint with the Red Sox this season; he has made three appearances out of the bullpen already, allowing two runs in 5 1/3 innings. For the PawSox this year, Wilson is 6-1 with a 4.35 ERA in 35 appearances.

Wilson will be available out of the bullpen on Thursday for the Red Sox as they begin their four-game series with Houston at Fenway Park.

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