Orlando Cepeda went hitless in six trips in his Red Sox debut at Fenway.
“I could have had a couple of hits,” said Cepeda, the new Red Sox designated hitter. “I was swinging okay. I don’t let days like this bother me. I put it out of my mind and look ahead. I never look back. What good does it do you to worry about something that has already happened.”
Luis Tiant said he had a stiff shoulder during the game but wanted to finish.
“I didn’t want to come out. My shoulder was a little light, but I wanted to go nine. You start coming out of games early and it gets to be a thing up here,” said Tiant, pointing to his head.”You start thinking you can’t go nine innings and this is bad. I want to go nine all the time.”
Reggie Smith had a sore hand last night because Carl Yastrzemski stole a base.
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