Daily Red Sox Links: Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Daniel Nava, John Lackey

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Today's links look at stories including the rise of Jarrod Saltalamacchia's all-around game, how the Red Sox are approaching Detroit's pitching, and one big out from Junichi Tazawa.

We may be in the final chapter of his Red Sox career (hopefully not), but it's been an interesting journey for Jarrod Saltalamacchia to this point. (Alex Speier; WEEI.com)

Daniel Nava has been on the bench for the last two games, but he is okay with it as long the team keeps winning. (Evan Drellich; Masslive.com)

The Red Sox may not have been able to do a ton of damage off Justin Verlander yesterday, but they did force him to throw 120 pitches, which was all part of the plan. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)

Koji was amazing once again on Tuesday, but he also may have gotten a little help from the ump. (Jeff Sullivan; Fangraphs)

Red Sox players weren't happy with how John Lackey was being overlooked coming into the game, but he sure wasn't forgotten after his performance. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

Speaking of huge pitching performances, Junichi Tazawa came up pretty big striking out Miguel Cabrera. (Chad Finn; Boston.com)

Tonight's starter for Detroit, Doug Fister, is going to induce a lot of ground balls. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)

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