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Inside Pitch: Ryan Is Lights Out

Inside Pitch: Ryan Is Lights Out

B.J. Ryan may not have received the ink rookie Jonathan Papelbon did in April when the Boston right-hander was racking up a rookie record 10 consecutive saves, but he showed the kid a thing or two Wednesday night.

While Papelbon's scoreless streak came to an end in the top of the ninth inning, Ryan extended his in the bottom of the inning in true veteran-like fashion. Not only did Ryan close out the game, he did so registering four outs. Out No. 3 would have been a Dustan Mohr strikeout, but catcher Gregg Zaun failed to hold on to the ball, forcing Ryan to do it again. A lesser closer might have come...

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