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For Will Middlebrooks, sophomore jinx continues

DETROIT — Just by looking at his body language and demeanor you can tell that Will Middlebrooks, at the very least, is a bit uneasy.

For the second straight night he was out of the Red Sox lineup on Saturday. And it was understandable because Max Scherzer, a tough righthander who is 10-0, was pitching for the Tigers. And when you’re already hitting .192, why take another 0 for 4 and dip the average even lower?

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