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Red Sox ready to round into form

With Jacoby Ellsbury back and David Ortiz on the way, Boston's bats should wake up

Updated: August 24, 2011, 11:12 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Following the Boston Red Sox's 11-5 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, manager Terry Francona announced that the club's designated hitter, David Ortiz, who hasn't played since Aug. 14, will be back in the lineup Wednesday night.

That means Boston's offense will move another step closer to returning to potent form.

The slugger's presence is an important one; Ortiz was missed while being out the past nine games ...

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