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From the archives | June 24

Nomar Garciaparra leads Red Sox hit parade

What a perfecta: A pitcher who spent his winter battling skin cancer and a hitter who devoted his offseason to fighting a two-year assignment with Japan’s Chunichi Dragons.

Together, the former cancer patient, Derek Lowe, and the anti-Chunichi, Kevin Millar, joined forces last night with the Hit Machine, Nomar Garciaparra, to lead the Red Sox in a good old-fashioned whupping of the lowly Detroit Tigers, 10-1, before 33,848 on an evening of balmy bliss at Fenway Park.

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