Extra Bases

We’re underway

BALTIMORE – Not as many folks in the house here at the start of the game as there were last night, but packed with Sox fans nonetheless.

Julio Lugo gets a day of rest at shortstop and Alex Cora gets the nod.

Dustin Pedroia has just doubled to right-center with one out in the first inning.

Eric Gagne took the day off from throwing. He declared himself ready to pitch tomorrrow, but manager Terry Francona said he hasn’t yet decided whether Gagne will be out there pronto.

Francona was happy to be able to stay away from lefty Hideki Okajima in this series thus far just to get him rested up.

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Quiet morning. We’ll keep you updated.

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