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From the archives | Aug. 27

Red Sox sweep A’s in rainy doubleheader

Nobody at Fenway Park faced a greater challenge yesterday than groundskeeper Dave Mellor in trying to figure out how to get in two games amid downpours related to Hurricane Irene. He searched endlessly for ways to keep the playing field above water.

Mellor and his crew worked feverishly to keep the infield playable as the Red Sox’ doubleheader with Oakland was played in its entirety (including three rain delays totaling four hours). The beneficiaries were the Sox, who swept the A’s, 9-3 and 4-0, on a day when baseball began at noon and ended at 10:58 p.m.

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