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Struggles continue for Red Sox reliever Andrew Bailey

Encarnacion home run erases lead

The ball hung in the air for four excruciatingly long seconds, practically taunting Andrew Bailey on its way to the bleachers in center field.

It had barely been a week since he lost his job as Red Sox closer. He was taking the mound for just the second time since the demotion, but the situation was crucial.

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