Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 5/31/12
BOSTON –– This is why Adrian Gonzalez sacrificed his position. With six outfielders on the disabled list and Kevin Youkilis on the mend, Gonzalez altruistically volunteered to temporarily slide over right field. That way, Boston could employ both Youkilis –– at first base –– and Will Middlebrooks in the lineup. That vision came to fruition in Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Tigers. As a result of Gonzalez's sacrifice, Youkilis and Middlebrooks were both able to ignite Boston's offense, combining for four hits, three RBIs and two homers. "[Gonzalez] was the first to say it," Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said....

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