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David Ortiz belongs in AL MVP race

NEW YORK — Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers and Chris Davis of the Orioles look to be the favorites for American League Most Valuable Player, but who is the Red Sox’ representative in the balloting?

So many players have saved the day. Will Middlebrooks did Sunday with a tying home run off Mariano Rivera in the ninth inning, though the Red Sox finally lost the game, 4-3, on a wild pitch by Brandon Workman in the bottom of the ninth to score Ichiro Suzuki.

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