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Red Sox finally find winning formula

Old reliables David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia at center of slide-ending comeback

Updated: May 27, 2014, 1:25 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

ATLANTA -- Theo Epstein showed up here 10 years ago after watching two months of the Boston Red Sox playing bad baseball, defended shortstop Nomar Garciaparra from his chorus of critics, then traded his franchise icon less than a month later.

Ben Cherington's turn to shake down the thunder? Best to wait a few weeks, it appears, to guess at that answer, but for Red Sox manager John Farrell, the general manager's rendezvous with the club here Monday evoked something less than dread. What ...

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