It was a disappointment for many, then, when John Farrell drew up a lineup that did not include Bradley, but instead had Daniel Nava starting in left field and being sixth.
It took a while, but Nava made Farrell look like a genius. And just as important, he made the home crowd happy.
Locked in a scoreless tie in the bottom of the seventh, the Red Sox finally appeared poised to break through offensively against starter Wei-Yin Chen. Dustin Pedroia legged out an infield hit behind second base before Mike Napoli launched a deep fly ball to the 379 marker in left-center field. Up stepped Will Middlebrooks, the man who hit three home runs one day earlier in Toronto, but he struck out swinging after a long battle with Chen "
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When the Red Sox retooled after last year's 69-win debacle, they focused a fair bit of attention on the outfield, signing free agents ShaneRead more