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Wes Avi Littleton (born September 2, 1982 in Hayward, California) is a right-handed Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. Littleton, who pitches with a sidearm delivery, made his major league debut on July 4, 2006 in a game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Littleton failed to make the Rangers' big league roster to start the 2007 season, and was optioned to the Triple-A Oklahoma RedHawks, but was later called up to play in the major leagues.

He was credited with saving the game between the Rangers and the Baltimore Orioles on August 22, 2007 -- a game in which Littleton pitched the final three scoreless innings in relief, after entering the game with a 14-3 lead and keeping the lead while his team scored another 16 runs. The award of a save in that situation is consistent with baseball rules. In addition, it was one of the longest outings for a save that year, and the 30 runs scored by the Rangers in the 30-3 win was the most runs scored by one team in a game since 1897. On November 28, 2008, Littleton was traded to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for a player to be named later, later determined to be minor league pitcher Beau Vaughan.[1][2]


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