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Jake Peavy tipped his hat to the crowd as he left off the mound to a standing ovation after his first start since joining the Boston Red Sox. A smile would have to wait. "I was upset giving up that hit," Peavy said after allowing four hits, one of them against his final batter before walking off to a big cheer in Boston's 5-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night. "I hope every last person knows it from the bottom of my heart: It was something special." Peavy (8-5) struck out seven and walked two, giving up Paul Goldschmidt's homer in the fourth and leaving with a 3-1 lead after a leadoff single in the eighth. The former Cy Young winner walked slowly from the mound as the crowd rose to a standing ovation, tipping his cap to the fans while crossing the first-base line on his way to the dugout. "Outstanding debut for us," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "He was effective, as advertised." Shane Victorino and Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered for Boston. Jonny Gome...
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