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Sandy Leon Enjoying The Ride With A Hot Bat

Sandy Leon Enjoying The Ride With A Hot Bat

BOSTON — After he had gone 4-for-5 Monday, raising his batting average to a softball beer league .500, Sandy Leon stood at his locker in the Red Sox clubhouse.

He was grinning.

After he had drilled a home run, thrown a runner out at the plate in the 12-5 rout of the Texas Rangers, after the Red Sox had improved to 24-9 in games he starts, Brock Holt stood in front of his locker.

He also was grinning.

Baseball is a crazy game. Players run hot. Players run cold. And for 162 times, they stand there trying to explain what often is unexplainable.

Yet this much is sure. The player – or maybe it's two players — who will decide whether the Red Sox...

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