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Lackey a pinch hitter?

Red Sox pitchers show off their free-swinging sides

Updated: June 28, 2010, 11:31 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The Red Sox will be missing an unexpectedly productive component of their offense when they meet the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night in the first game of a quick two-game set in Fenway Park.

That's right, with interleague play over, Sox pitchers have stashed their bats, not to be used again until October at the earliest, and that's only if they advance to the World Series.

Sox pitchers, obliged to bat in National League parks during interleague play, collected five hits, ...

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