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Chase Utley and Ryan Howard hit back-to-back home runs for the second consecutive day, but rookie Jackie Bradley Jr. and the Boston Red Sox roughed up Cliff Lee in a 7-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
Bradley hit a three-run homer in the second inning and finished with four RBIs. He had a sacrifice fly in the third as Boston scored three more times off Lee, who was making his final start in Florida before the Phillies break camp later this week.
The ace left-hander allowed six runs - four earned - and nine hits in 5 1-3 innings. He struck out seven and didn't walk a batter.
The 40th overall pick in the 2011 draft, Bradley is batting .423 (22 for 52) with two homers, four doubles and nine RBIs in 23 games this spring, his first in major league camp.
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Jackie Bradley made a huge error today and it cost the Red Sox an out. Bradley even struck out today as well. Cliff Lee didn't even know who Bradley was before they faced off today. There, some negative things about Bradley have to be said before we call this guy the next Yaz. The truth is, Jackie Bradley is overrated. Now, before you go and burn me at the stake, think about...
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Jackie Bradley Jr. got his first exposure at a new position on Friday.
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Chase Utley homered twice and drove in four runs, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 13-4 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday.
Utley hit a two-run shot in the first and Ryan Howard followed with his sixth of the spring. Dominic Brown also had a three-run drive for the Phillies.
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Reggie Smith was a 22 year old rookie center fielder that was touted for ROY before the season even started in 1967. The Boston Globe headlines a week before Opening Day said :
Chances for Sox’ Reggie Smith To Become 1967′s Top Rookie:
11 a.m.: The lineup cards are in, and what do you know? Jackie Bradley Jr. will get the start out in left field.
Manager John Farrell said recently that Bradley would not play left field, insisting that the 22-year-old would play just center field and right field for Boston. It was hardly groundbreaking stuff, but it obviously led to further speculation about whether or not that...
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