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Jake Peavy came into Boston champing at the bit for his chance to pitch for the Red Sox, but many were not sure if the former Cy Young winner would take the mound Saturday with stuff similar to what earned him the coveted pitching award in 2007. Those doubts were erased Saturday night whens Peavy delivered a dominating performance in his Boston debut. The 32-year-old had Diamondback hitters guessing all night, utilizing an array of off-speed pitches to fan seven Arizona batters over seven innings of work. Peavy was in control, allowing only two earned runs on four hits and ultimately earning the win. “Outstanding debut for us. A number of swing and misses with three different pitches,” manager John Farrell said. “He was efficient, as advertised. Strong competitor that made a couple of big pitches when he needed to. Just an outstanding effort on his part.” Even though Peavy has been in the league for more than 10 years, he said he was nervous when taking the mound for the first time ...
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