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Despite strikeouts, Red Sox love working the count

Long at-bats wear out pitchers

It’s one, two, three strikes you’re out at the old ball game. But that’s really not so bad these days. The strikeout, once something hitters did all they could to avoid, now has a degree of respect within baseball.

As the Red Sox prepare for Game 1 of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night at Fenway Park, it’s with the knowledge they are going to strike out quite often.

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