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Red Sox bullpen handles road work

Bard, Jenks, Papelbon finish things off to snap Boston's road losing streak

Updated: April 21, 2011, 8:27 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Now here's a novel thought from Jonathan Papelbon. The topic? The chain of Boston Red Sox relief that on Wednesday afternoon extended from Daniel Bard to Bobby Jenks to Papelbon.

"It's fun to be a part of,'' Papelbon said after an adventurous save in a 5-3 win over the Oakland Athletics. "And you know, maybe we'll be able to keep this chain together for a few years.''

Oh, really now? That's a fresh riff from the man who is eligible for free agency after the season ...

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