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Ryan Lavarnway gets call at catcher

Updated: September 28, 2011, 7:10 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BALTIMORE -- Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona is sticking with the hot hand behind the plate for Wednesday night's do-or-die game No. 162 against the Baltimore Orioles, starting Ryan Lavarnway at catcher after the rookie homered twice in Tuesday night's victory.

The 24-year-old batted fifth in his second career start behind the plate. The game is the biggest of the season for the Red Sox, who entered play Wednesday tied for the wild-card lead with the Tampa Bay Rays, who faced ...

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