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Red Sox closer Matt Barnes on All-Star Game appearance: ‘You can't take it too seriously'

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

Matt Barnes looked dominant on Wednesday in his first appearance since the All-Star Game, handling the ninth inning on just 11 pitches to close out the Sox' 7-4 win over the Blue Jays.
It was his first appearance since the MLB All-Star Game last Tuesday, when Barnes made it look dicey for the American League side while trying to protect a three-run lead in the eighth inning. He loaded the bases before the Angels' Jared Walsh made a diving catch in left field to end the threat.
Barnes needed 25 pitches to get through the inning. He allowed two hits, walked one and didn't strike out anyone...
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