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Sunday Baseball Notes

For Dan Duquette, a comeback victory

He had been out of the game for almost 10 years, and Dan Duquette didn’t know whether he’d ever get back in. He took over a team that hasn’t finished over .500 since 1997 in a city that was once baseball-mad and had become mad at baseball.

They went from Cal Ripken’s consecutive-game record to consecutive years of being completely irrelevant in the American League East, while playing in one of the most beautiful ballparks in America.

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