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Red Sox Notebook

Andrew Bailey comes up big for Red Sox

Strikeout of Kevin Youkilis was pivotal

NEW YORK — By the time the torn ligament in his right thumb had healed and Andrew Bailey joined the Red Sox last season, the team was 11 games out of first place and on the verge of falling apart.

Bailey appeared in 19 games and it’s fair to say none were particularly compelling.

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