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John Lackey’s win an encouraging sign

Mike Napoli has known John Lackey a long time. They played together in Anaheim from 2006-09, when Napoli caught him 61 times (for a 3.63 ERA). They are now on the Red Sox, and with Napoli now a first baseman, their interaction is a bit different.

But Napoli doesn’t forget what his old batterymate used to be, and what a healthy Lackey could mean to the Sox.

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