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Epstein: Schilling 'looked good'

BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox ace Curt Schilling threw on the
side Sunday, prompting an upbeat report from general manager Theo
Epstein before Game 4 of the AL championship series against the New
York Yankees.

"It's going fairly well right now for Curt, considering the
circumstances," Epstein said. "He looked good, considering the
circumstances."

Schilling led the major leagues with 21 wins during the regular
season but allowed six runs in three innings when Boston lost the
opener 10-7. It was his poorest postseason performance since 1993.

He had been scheduled to start Game 5. After Boston's Game 4 victory, manager Terry Francona said that Schilling would be ready to start Game 6 if the Red Sox can send the series back to New York.

"We've just got to get to Game 6," Francona said.