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Kielty to start in right field for ALCS opener

Updated: October 11, 2007, 4:02 PM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- Bobby Kielty will start in right field instead of J.D. Drew for the Boston Red Sox in Friday night's AL championship series opener because of his success against Indians starter C.C. Sabathia.

"He was brought in here to give us some right-handed punch," Boston manager Terry Francona said Thursday.

Kielty, a switch-hitter, is 9-for-29 with two homers and four strikeouts in his career against the Cleveland lefty. Drew has faced Sabathia three times with three strikeouts.

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