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Barnes wins debut; PawSox reduce magic number to one

August 29, 2013

PAWTUCKET — As far as Triple-A debuts go, Matt Barnes looked quite comfortable.

The slender right-hander was in total command on the McCoy Stadium mound Thursday night, tossing 5.1 scoreless innings that featured a little bit of everything. His Pawtucket teammates were able to make Barnes a victor as the locals silenced Syracuse, 2-0, before 5,021 fans.

Newcomer Berry adds more speed to Red Sox arsenal

August 29, 2013

PAWTUCKET — Teams that harbor deep playoff aspirations prefer to have all their bases covered.

In acquiring Quintin Berry, the Red Sox have sent out the following signal: They have a late-game, pinch-running weapon that figures to make manager John Farrell’s job a bit easier when David Ortiz, Mike Napoli and Jarrod Saltalamacchia reach base.

The name of the game is scoring runs, and Berry’s fleet-of-foot tendencies could prove quite valuable as Boston casts an eye toward October baseball.

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