“It was nice,” Francoeur said of circling the bases. “It was a lot of hard work last year, makes you appreciate being back here and you don’t want to miss the opportunity.”
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A fired up Papelbon pumped his fist after striking out cheap Xander Bogaerts jersey for the final out. “The Red Sox jerseys run deep in my blood because that’s where I grew up and became a pitcher.”
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Papelbon entered and retired cheap Hanley Ramirez jersey on a deep drive to left with the bases loaded to end the inning. Ramirez hit two homers, including a grand slam in Boston’s 8 0 win on opening day.
“It was hit pretty good,” Phillies jerseys manager Ryne Sandberg said, thankful the wind kept it in the park. “It was the wrong night.”
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Francoeur bounced around the majors in recent years and even tried pitching for San Diego’s Triple A team last year. He was on the bubble to make the Phillies jerseys’ roster until the final day and got the start in right field against Porcello instead of left handed hitting Grady Sizemore because he was 7 for 19 against him entering the game.
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On a chilly, rainy night, Harang retired the first 11 batters he faced before Sandoval lined a single to center for his first hit with the Red Sox jerseys. Harang outpitched Porcello in matchup of right handers with new teams.
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Red Sox jerseys: RHP cheap Joe Kelly jersey, who was slowed by a right biceps injury in spring training, will make another start in the minors before joining the rotation. Knuckleballer cheap Steven Wright jersey will start at the New York Yankees jerseys on Saturday in his place.
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