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Ortiz in at first, Youkilis to the bench

DENVER -- We're on the scene at Coors Field and Terry Francona has made his toughest decision so far in the World Series. With no designated hitter, David Ortiz will play first base for the Red Sox Saturday night in Game Three. Mike Lowell will stay at third base and Kevin Youkilis will be on the bench. Francona said Ortiz's knees are fine and he hopes the Sox have a lead so he can put Youkilis in for the late innings. We'll see how this one goes, given Youkilis' terrific postseason at the plate and the hole his absence creates in the Boston lineup.

---Mike Harrington

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

@BNHarrington | mharrington@buffnews.com


Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

@amymoritz | amoritz@buffnews.com

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