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Boston Red Sox's Will Middlebrooks (16) slides safely into home on a sacrifice fly by Shane Victorino as Tampa Bay Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan watches during the fifth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Boston Red Sox's Will Middlebrooks (16) slides safely into home on a sacrifice fly by Shane Victorino as Tampa Bay Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan watches during the fifth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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