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Victorino hitting better than all right

Updated: August 31, 2013, 12:08 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- For Shane Victorino, going back to batting right-handed against right-handed pitchers is only doing what once came naturally.

Victorino was a latecomer to switch-hitting. It wasn't until he was 19 and already in his second season of pro ball, in Class A Yakima, Wash., that someone suggested he try batting from the left side, too, to take advantage of his speed. He abandoned that experiment after a half-season, but revisited it again two years later, in 2002, in Double-A, at the ...

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