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HOUSTON — All of the televisions in the visitor’s clubhouse at Minute Maid Park on Monday were tuned to coverage of Major League Baseball suspending 13 players for the use of performance-enhancing drugs.
As the Red Sox players went through their pregame routines, they gathered in small groups to watch.
“I think in our uniform, in our organization, we’re proud that none of the players have been linked to this,” manager John Farrell said.
But the Red Sox are certainly affected. Detroit’s Jhonny Peralta, who was hit with a 50-game ban, hit a walkoff home run to beat the Sox June 20.
Nelson Cruz of Texas, another admitted cheater, hit two home runs and drove in four runs in six games against the Sox.