A rare show of power may give Nixon jolt

Home run is his first since June 9

By Amalie Benjamin
Globe Staff / July 26, 2006

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There was certainly some question as to why, with two righthanded outfielders sitting in the dugout in Gabe Kapler and Wily Mo Peña, Trot Nixon was left in for a critical bases-loaded eighth-inning at-bat, with the Red Sox leading Oakland by a run. Nixon was 0 for 3 against lefthanded pitcher Brad Halsey, brought in to face ... (Full article: 666 words)

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