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(Pictured: Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia prepares to launch his game-tying home run into the Green Monster seats in the bottom of the seventh inning of the Red Sox 9-7 win… SOX1FAN photo) By Red Sox-Yankees standards it was a relatively short game in terms of time (only three hours and 46 minutes); but, it must have seemed much longer than that to the ballplayers who participated in this Opening Night contest at Fenway Park. The Hollywood-scripted pre-game ceremony was filled with heroes (the Red Sox), villains (the hated NY Yankees) and drama (the introduction of current hero Mike Lowell and the appearance of former hero Pedro Martinez). And then, once the game began, the offenses coaxed a tremendous number of pitches from the opposing pitching staffs (326 in total)&hell ...

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