Found July 20, 2012 on NESN.com:
Editor's note: The temperature gauge is a Bill James-created statistic that measures how hot or cold hitters are. We will spotlight Red Sox and opposing team temperatures on game days. They're all pretty big series at this point for the Red Sox, but with this weekend's series with the Blue Jays has a lot of implications for a July series. That's why it's a good thing that Boston has two of its most important bats heating up to open the three-game set with a Toronto team that is holding on for dear life. Adrian Gonzalez, who is hitting cleanup on...
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