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His last pitch was an 88 mph fastball that Podsednik hit sharply to the mound. Green speared it, fired to first baseman Kevin Youkilis and walked to the dugout to the cheers of the fans.
Boston scored twice in the eighth with two outs when Youkilis walked and David Ortiz and Jason Bay hit RBI doubles. Drew hit his 18th homer in the ninth off Bobby Jenks.
NOTES: Thome turned 38 years old Thursday. ... David Cassidy, formerly of TV's Partridge Family, sang the national anthem. ... Alexei Ramirez went 2 for 5 after a 2-for-15 slump. ... Green's hitless pitching stint was the longest by a Red Sox position player since May 17, 1944, when Eddie Lake allowed two runs in 2 1-3 innings against the St. Louis Browns.
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