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David Ortiz’s homer lifts Red Sox over Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. — It’s not hyperbole to suggest the Red Sox were on the verge of their most devastating loss of the season. How else to define blowing a five-run lead in the final two innings? Or seeing near-perfect closer Koji Uehara surrender two home runs in the ninth inning?

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