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On a bright Sunday afternoon recently, both the Red Sox and Yankees sent young starting pitchers to the mound. In Toronto, Daniel Bard pitched the saddest 1 2/3 innings of his career. In his 55 pitches, he threw just 24 strikes, hitting two batters and walking another six. He allowed five runs. In Detroit, Phil Hughes pitched one of his best games ever. He went nine innings for the first time in his career, struck out eight Tigers and gave up just one run. Both teams left the field that day with 5-1 scores. The Yankees won; the Red Sox...
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