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Contreras' gem gives Sox a spark

Right-hander's effort makes Guillen happy

Updated: June 9, 2009, 1:05 AM ET
By Nick Friedell

In the middle of Ozzie Guillen's Game 1 postgame meltdown, he wondered aloud if recently recalled pitcher Jose Contreras would be able to provide his team with the quality outing it so desperately needed.

"Hopefully," the frustrated manager said, "Contreras will at least throw two innings."

It's easy to understand why Guillen had his doubts about Contreras. The Cuban right-hander came into the game with an 0-5 record and an 8.19 ERA and hadn't won a big league ...

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