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Red Sox Fall as Crawford Faces Former Team

FRED GOODALL  AP Baseball Writer
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) _ Carl Crawford says he’s graduallyadapting to life with the Boston Red Sox. His latest adjustment wasplaying against his former team for the first time.

The four-time All-Star returned to the spring home of the Tampa Bay Rays and went 1 for 3 on Thursday during an 8-6 loss to the club he helped win two of the past three AL East championships.Crawford played nine seasons for the Rays before signing a $142 million, seven-year contract with the Red Sox this winter.

The 2010 Gold Glove winner made a diving catch in left field and said it was good to get the day behind him. Robinson Chirinos hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning to win it for Tampa Bay.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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