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Fuld's Fenway debut is a fairytale story

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Sam Fuld grew up in New Hampshire, and like so many other sons of New England, he dreamed of the chance to play at Fenway Park.

Fuld, acquired by the Rays from the Cubs during the winter, finally got that chance Monday.

And he turned it into something special, leading Tampa Bay to a 16-5 win over the sagging Red Sox.

Fuld had four extra-base hits -- a home run around the Pesky Pole, a triple and two doubles -- and made another diving catch. Hard to imagine what he can do for an encore.

"I set the standard pretty high," he said. "I don't know if I'll ever have a game like that every again."

The only thing he didn't accomplish was what would have been the second cycle in Rays history.

And that was only because after lining a ball to left in the ninth inning, he passed on the chance to stop at first and made the turn for second for his second double.

"You can't do that," Fuld said. "And I don't get too many extra-base hits, so I'm going to take them when I can. It was a sure double, so there was no choice but to get your double there."

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