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Red Sox infielder Kevin Youkilis threw during informal workouts in Fort Myers today. At left is non-roster invitee, outfielder Dustan Mohr.

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Will Pitching and Defense Be Enough to Win?

"'Pitching and defense, that's the whole name of the game,' new first baseman Kevin Youkilis said. 'If somebody throws a shutout, all you need is one run to win a ball game. Plain and simple.'"

"'The game of baseball is not how many runs you can put up. It can 2-1, it could be 20-1, it doesn't matter,' Youkilis said. 'That's the whole key, for us to pitch well, play defense and score the runs when we need to score the runs.'" -- 2.18.06, Sox open camp with improved pitching and defense

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

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