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Ortiz makes quick work of Shields

Updated: June 30, 2010, 3:19 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The decisive blow in the Boston Red Sox's 8-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night was preceded by a trip to the mound from visiting manager Joe Maddon.

The game was scoreless in the bottom of the fifth. First base was open, runners were on second and third, and Maddon wanted to discuss strategy with pitcher James Shields.

Would they pitch to David Ortiz? Or would they walk him to load the bases, taking their chances with Kevin Youkilis?

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