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Red Sox extend Lewis-Gale Field lease through 2014

Salem Red SoxThe Salem Red Sox (High Class A; Carolina League) will call Lewis-Gale Field home through the 2014 season, as the team and the city of Salem worked out a four-year lease extension starting this year.

“With an improving economy and the Red Sox’s championship brand of baseball, I not only hope we continue the tradition of excitement and excellence, but I hope we exceed the expectations of fans and citizens in the community,” said Salem Mayor Randy Foley. “Salem is once again proud to be called the home of Red Sox Baseball.”

“We are thrilled to continue the great baseball tradition of the Roanoke Valley,” said Salem Red Sox General Manager Todd Stephenson.

Salem has welcomed nearly half a million fans in its first two seasons as a Boston affiliate and has compiled a 140-137 record (.505 winning percentage), advancing to the Carolina League finals in 2009 and compiling the second best record in the Carolina League in 2010.

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