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Shane Victorino: Thought I'd try it

Updated: October 19, 2013, 2:06 AM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

BOSTON -- Turns out Shane Victorino's return to switch-hitting was a temporary fling.

The Boston Red Sox right fielder surprised American League Championship Series observers when he settled in the batter's box from the left side of the plate against Anibal Sanchez in the first inning of the Red Sox's 4-3 Game 5 victory over the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on Thursday.

It marked the first time that Victorino, a career switch-hitter, batted from the left side since Sept. ...

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