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Nomar to sit (and other news): Per manager Terry Francona on WEEI's Dale & Neumy, Nomar ("he's playing great") will sit out tonight and Mark Bellhorn may replace him at shortstop. "He's been pushing it, he's been pushing it. He needed a day off yesterday and he didn't get it. So he's going to get it tonight. Then we'll play him in the day game tomorrow and we'll kind of go from there." Francona also indicated that Pokey Reese is set to go on the 15 day DL (MRI today). Tito would not commit to naming a starter for game one of Thursday's double header until after tonight's game. On Kentucky Fried: "He was such a key part of this ballclub last year and I don't think you can just forget that... but at the same time, our job is to put the best team out there every day and sometimes you have to sit people that have done well in the past... a lot of is going to depend on how he swings the bat." On the team's lousy play: "Yelling and screaming and making an ass out of myself is not going to make us play any better... we need to string rallys together like we did yesterday, and not rely on home runs."

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Boston Globe:

Hanley enjoying his return > Victorino slowly getting up to speed > Ramirez fitting right in > Manuel Margot in stars in Salem

Boston Herald:

Pablo Sandoval struggles against lefties continues > Buchholz says he's sorry for the effort > Red Sox doing more right than wrong > Miley put Sox in hole


Brentz walkoff helps PawSox win at McCoy > Marrero more aggressive > Vic ready to make impact > Workman receives PRP injection

NY Post:

The latest way ESPN ruined Sunday Night Baseball > Girardi dusts off Mike Stanley story for Jeter's panicked replacement > Yankees all-in on Carlos Beltran, and that's a problem

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