John Farrell

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PITTSBURGH - John Farrell had one word for the bizarre play that squelched a ninth-inning rally for the Red Sox Thursday night: "Fitting.''

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PITTSBURGH -- For the second time in the last week, the Red Sox were swept by a team in playoff contention.

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PITTSBURGH -- It was hardly the stuff of storybook debuts.

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PITTSBURGH -- Anthony Ranaudo dominated hitters at Triple A this season, leading the International League in wins, posting the lowest ERA in the league and being named Most Valuable Pitcher.

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PITTSBURGH -- After all the anticipation and hype, Rusney Castillo will finally join the Red Sox and make his major league debut Wednesday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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