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Red Sox 1B Ortiz back in lineup after sitting out against Yankees

Updated: April 15, 2008, 12:25 AM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- A text message on Red Sox manager Terry Francona's cell phone delivered the good news: David Ortiz wanted in.

Off to the worst start of his career, Boston's slumping slugger was back in the starting lineup on Monday night against the Cleveland Indians after sitting out a game against the New York Yankees to clear his head and find his batting stroke.

Ortiz was in his familiar No. 3 spot as Boston's DH, one night after sitting out the nationally televised game. Ortiz, ...

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