Son's birth changes Papelbon's plans

Updated: April 17, 2010, 6:46 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Jonathan Papelbon may receive credit for a win Saturday even though he isn't at Fenway Park.

Papelbon was the pitcher of record for the Red Sox when play was suspended Friday night after 8 1/2 innings with the Tampa Bay Rays and Red Sox tied at 1. Papelbon had just struck out B.J. Upton, with Carlos Pena on second as the potential winning run, when umpiring crew chief Brian Gorman stopped play.

Red Sox manager Terry Francona said he planned to have Papelbon ...

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