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Ross will keep catching duties for Game 6

Ross will keep catching duties for Game 6

Ross will keep catching duties for Game 6

BOSTON -- For a while this postseason, it was a daily decision for manager John Farrell of who to play behind the plate: Jarrod Saltalamacchia or David Ross.

However, Ross has clearly emerged as the hot hand, and Game 6 will mark his third consecutive start.

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"He's had some key hits," said first baseman Mike Napoli. "We're all excited for him. We're glad he's doing it. Hopefully he keeps doing it."

The Red Sox are 3-0 in this World Series in games that Ross has started.

"First of all, David has given us a spark offensively out of the position, and that's not to be disrespectful to Salty in any way," said Farrell. "We've had to try to jump-start a couple of different positions from an offensive standpoint. And at the same time, David has done a great job with running the game from a game-calling perspective. And so that's the thrust of him being back behind the plate tomorrow."

Ian Browne is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brownie Points, and follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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