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For Andrew Miller, Shot At Redemption With Red Sox Has Been Hard-Earned

In baseball, if you're good, you make it look easy. If you're great, you make it look fun. 

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Andrew Miller was once both. But until very recently, he's been neither. 

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Miller, who gets his first start as a member of the Boston Red Sox tonight in place of Clay Buchholz or Daisuke Matsuzaka or Tim Wakefield or somebody else who should be in the rotation but isn't, hasn't had an easy road since being drafted sixth overall by Detroit in 2006, writes the Providence Journal's Tim Britton.

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But it's just that sort of thing that makes Miller one of the better stories of the first half of Boston's season - a once-proud and always-capable hurler that had to go back to basics to re-work his approach, form and delivery before finding success once again. 

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And success has been sweet of late, as Miller has held opponents below .200 in in his last four starts, walking just three batters. 

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Of course, success was once sweet for Miller in Detroit, too, where he figured strongly in the Tigers' run to the 2006 American League pennant. He's got a chance to finally get back on track in a big way tonight at Fenway Park. 

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This time, if he does, don't expect him to look back. 

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