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Kevin Youkilis exits with jammed thumb

Updated: August 3, 2010, 12:17 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- There have been times, especially when he knew that his first baseman was unharmed, that Red Sox manager Terry Francona has kidded about Kevin Youkilis' demonstrative reactions after, say, being hit by a pitch or otherwise feeling temporary discomfort.

This was not one of those times. When Youkilis yelped in pain after being jammed in the first inning while lining a ball to short, Francona was sufficiently concerned that he removed Youkilis from the game before the start ...

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