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Why is Red Sox bullpen suddenly leaking?

Two things are happening now as the Red Sox have lost two straight games for the first time this season.

For one, the team is starting to feel the absence of David Ortiz, who began his rehab assignment in Pawtucket Thursday and went 2 for 3 (two singles). Secondly, the Orioles’ bullpen, which was so solid last season, is beginning to crank it up again, shining again Thursday in a 3-2 victory.

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