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Win eases pain of blown lead

Lackey's near-no-hitter quickly took a wrong turn when bullpen took over

Updated: July 23, 2010, 11:53 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

SEATTLE -- The postgame celebratory music selection by the Boston Red Sox following Thursday's victory over the Seattle Mariners was an interesting choice.

As the door to the visitors clubhouse opened after the Sox's 8-6 victory at Safeco Field, The Jackson 5's "ABC" was blaring from the speakers.

"You hear the music playing, so that's good," Red Sox manager Terry Francona said. "That's a tough way to win, but we did."

The way the Red Sox won was not as easy as A-B-C ...

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