BOSTON -- Left-hander Felix Doubront (3-2, 5.61) will make his ninth appearance, his eighth start of the season, in today's series finale against the Indians. One of the issues the Sox have been working on with Doubront is his pitch efficiency. On May 8 he needed 105 pitches to get through 5 1/3 innings against the Twins. On May 16, he threw 104 pitches in five innings at Tampa Bay. But, in his last outing, May 21 at Chicago, despite taking a loss, he threw just 85 pitches in six innings.
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