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Sunday, June 15, 2008

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"It's like I told him, 'Welcome back to the 'Nati, bro!' He loves it here in Cincinnati. That was really cool."

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Boston 1B Sean Casey on teammate Kevin Youkilis, who singled, doubled and hit a tiebreaking homer in the 10th before 140 relatives and friends in Cincinnati, where he was a prep and college star

PERSONNEL DEPT.

Red Sox: OF Manny Ramírez didn't start as he rested a tender right hamstring, but struck out as a pinch hitter. Also, C Jason Varitek missed his third straight game with an illness, and SS Julio Lugo was a late scratch because of an upset stomach.

Tigers: Purchased the contract of RHP Eddie Bonine from Class AAA Toledo, and he started and beat the Dodgers in his major league debut.

BY THE NUMBERS

1975

The last time Boston visited Cincinnati, when the teams met in the World Series, won by the Reds in seven games

31

Stolen bases this season for Jacoby Ellsbury, tying Amby McConnell's Red Sox rookie record from 1908

17

Consecutive seasons Yankees RHP Mike Mussina has won at least 10 games, extending his own AL record

TODAY IN BASEBALL

1925: The Athletics went into the last half of the eighth inning trailing 15-4, but scored 13 runs to beat the Indians, 17-15.

-- Compiled by Bill Wolle


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