Red Sox notebook: Hector Velazquez redeems self in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. — Last May, Hector Velazquez made his major league debut here at the Coliseum. It wasn’t the first impression he wanted to make.

David Price was still working his way back from his elbow injury, so the Red Sox called on the rookie Velazquez, who was signed from the Mexican League, to temporarily jump into the rotation. But the righty’s nerves got the best of him. He gave up back-to-back homers in the first inning, three total, as the Sox lost 8-3.

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