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Red Sox can't get to CC Sabathia

Updated: August 31, 2011, 10:25 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- It's a matter of debate whether celebratin' Francisco Cervelli, dubbed the "Yankee Clapper" after the game by blogger Steve Silva (aka the Boston Dirt Dog), exceeded the bounds of baseball protocol Tuesday night.

"I thought it was a little excessive, honestly," said Red Sox pitcher John Lackey, who nonetheless contended he did not reward the fist-pumping, hand-clapping Cervelli with a fastball into his numbers after he took Lackey onto Landsdowne Street on his previous at-bat, ...

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