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Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright to get first start

With only three career appearances, all this season, Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright was excited to learn Saturday he would be making the first start of his career Tuesday night in Houston.

The 28-year-old righthander (2-0, 3.65 ERA) said he was informed of his addition to the rotation by pitching coach Juan Nieves.

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