Sox finishing up marathon 20 games in 20 days

Sox finishing up marathon 20 games in 20 days
May 23, 2012, 3:37 pm
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BALTIMORE -- Wednesday marks the end of the Red Sox' run of 20 games in 20 days, the maximum number of consecutive days a team can play under the collective bargaining agreement.

The Sox go into Wednesday with a 10-9 mark in the first 19 games, and, performance aside, Bobby Valentine saluted them for getting through the stretch.

"I haven't experienced these 20 games in a row for a while,'' said Valentine, "and I couldn't be more happy with the way the guys reacted to all of this stuff -- to the schedule, the travel, the injuries, the weather...There's been no complaining, there's been guys going well beyond the call of duty. For me, it's a great thing to see as a manager, the way they've really come together.''