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John Farrell likely to stick to the plan

Red Sox history is replete with examples of managers placing a little too much faith in veteran players during the postseason. Decisions were made that lost championships and cost men their jobs.

In Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, John McNamara left a gimpy Bill Buckner in to play first base in the 10th inning of a game the Red Sox led by two runs. His inability to field a ground ball off the bat of Mookie Wilson allowed the New York Mets to score the winning run and the Red Sox lost the Series in seven games.

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