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Daily Red Sox Links: Rafael Devers, Chris Sale, Kutter Crawford

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The loss on Sunday notwithstanding, the Red Sox have been making due with a shorthanded roster and are winning ballgames. Not only that, they’ve been doing it in ways that we are not exactly used to. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic)

That loss on Sunday did show COVID finally starting to catch up with this team, however, with Kutter Crawford having to come up for an emergency start. That’s no exaggeration, either, and he had quite the early morning. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)

Rafael Devers got the day off on Sunday aside from one pinch hitting appearance. And beyond that, given the COVID situation, Alex Cora wanted his star to hit and hide from everyone. (Alexandra Francisco; NESN)

Chris Sale gets the start on Monday for the series opener against the Rays. He’s looking like an ace again since his return to the mound. (Thomas Harrigan;

John Tomase is admitting his mistake, a mistake a lot of us made, on Bobby Dalbec. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)

The Red Sox this weekend celebrated the life of longtime Fenway employee Alphonso Green. (Julian Benbow; Boston Globe)