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Tough-luck loser Wilson picks up pen

Despite being beaten by bloop single, young Sox righty has teammates' respect

Updated: June 14, 2013, 2:32 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BALTIMORE -- You've got it wrong, Jon Lester told a visitor Thursday night. Alex Wilson, who had just been recalled from Pawtucket, did not earn wall-to-wall respect in the Red Sox clubhouse by pitching deep into the night Thursday when the Sox were out of other options, finally succumbing 5-4 to the Baltimore Orioles on a two-out bloop single in the 13th inning.

"He earned that respect from his first day in camp," Lester said. "A great kid, works hard, does and says all the right things. ...

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