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Manny not expected to miss All-Star Game

BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox outfielder Manny Ramirez was not in
the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Texas Rangers
because of tightness in both hamstrings, but he is not expected to
miss the All-Star game.

Ramirez was a pinch hitter in the ninth inning, but popped out.
The Rangers won 6-5.

Ramirez homered twice in Saturday night's 14-6 victory over the
Rangers. He entered Sunday's games leading the league with a .438
on-base percentage, 26 homers and 77 RBI, and he is among the AL
leaders with a .345 batting average, 108 hits and 28 doubles.

He has played in 83 of the team's first 85 games this season.

Ramirez was voted to his eighth All-Star team and is expected to
start in left field.