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Alfredo Aceves suspended 3 games

Updated: August 26, 2012, 1:22 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- At a time the Red Sox could ill afford to lose a reliever, the team suspended closer Alfredo Aceves for "conduct detrimental to the team."

The announcement was made almost two hours into Boston's 10-9 loss to the Kansas City Royals that went 12 innings, the second extra-inning game in three nights for the Sox. The suspension began immediately, meaning Aceves will miss the last two games (Sunday and Monday) of the Royals' series.

General manager Ben Cherington, who ...

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