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Tim Wakefield rolls along as Red Sox win

Starter claims 15th win of season

It’s been said that Joe Mooney, the legendary Fenway Park groundskeeper, has a direct line to God when it comes to weather matters. So maybe Mooney dialed up the Big Guy and asked him for a nice stiff, unpredictable wind yesterday -- the kind knuckleballers love.

Certainly the wind was a nice complement as Tim Wakefield, who had struggled for three starts, returned to his dominant form, pitching eight innings of four-hit ball in an 8-1 victory over the California Angels before 32,987 at Fenway.

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