Red Sox Bullpen Offers Unusual Blueprint to Victory

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Red Sox Bullpen Offers Unusual Blueprint to Victory
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It's a terrible formula for victory. In 2012, there were 612 contests in which a starting pitcher worked exactly five innings, including 18 by the Red Sox. The major league record in such contests? That would be 246-366, good for an unimpressive .402 winning percentage. The Sox were worse than that, going 6-12 (.333) when their starters worked exactly five frames.

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