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Alfredo gets saucy

Photograph By AP Photo/Elise Amendola

Sept. 12 -- Valentine pulls Aceves, who doesn't hand the ball to the manager, as is customary. Instead, he gives it to catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and makes like Ferdinand Magellan, exiting stage right and circumnavigating the mound to return to the dugout, the route evidently preferable to crossing paths with Valentine. "Who cares if he showed me up?" Valentine says after the game. "If I have to explain Aceves' actions, I'll wind up going across the river and work for Harvard."

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