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Daily Red Sox Links: Alex Cora, Martín Pérez, Marwin Gonzalez

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The Red Sox couldn’t pick up a sweep on Tuesday and dropped the series finale in Baltimore. One of the big second guesses from the evening was pulling Martín Pérez after just five innings of work, but that’s what Alex Cora is going to do with this rotation. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

In a vacuum it makes sense given the rotation and the fact that they are carrying an extra arm in the bullpen. But is it really a winning strategy? (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic)

It is worth mentioning that with injuries to Tanner Houck and Connor Seabold they need to keep their starters healthy as the depth is getting thinner. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)

Another thing you can second guess with Cora is how he is building the top of the lineup, now with Marwin Gonzalez hitting there. The manager likes the way Gonzalez works at bats, though. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)

Gonzalez also gets the job done defensively with an ability to constantly adapt to different positions. (Jordan Horrobin; RedSox.com)

Amid all this, the Red Sox are still winning, and they have the attitude of a winning club. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)

Expect to hear a little bit of a louder Fenway this week as the capacity limits are increasing a bit. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald)