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Meanwhile, struggling Ortiz is pulled again for pinch-hitter Lowell

Updated: April 28, 2010, 7:49 AM ET
By Allan Ryan | Special to ESPNBoston.com

TORONTO -- "Isn't that always the way it is?"

This was Red Sox manager Terry Francona a couple of satisfying minutes after another win above the 49th parallel.

The question had been along the lines of "How can two teams roll up 25 runs one night, then struggle for three the next?" Francona even had a part two to his reply -- this bit even more time-worn than the first. Maybe you've heard him tell already, but: "It's a funny game."

Of course, for David Ortiz maybe not ...

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