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Tue, 04/27/2010 - 11:24pm  

Drew had another bout with veritgo

TORONTO -- J.D. Drew said after the Red Sox' 2-1 win over the Blue Jays that he was stricken with another case of vertigo Sunday night and early Monday. It is a condition that the outfielder has suffered through at various times in his career, with the last bout coming at the end of May, 2008, forcing him to miss a game. Drew said the symptoms had subsided enough by game time Monday that he was able to play, and by Tuesday's first pitch the problem had dissipated.

 

"The first at-bat (Monday) I felt like I was kind of floating, but as my heart rate got going things started speeding up and I was able to faze out of it," he explained. "It felt better as the game went along, and it felt fine tonight.

 

"It's one thing you don't want to deal with over an extended period of time. I felt much better tonight. What happened in 2008 it was something I woke up with it, and had it all day. What happened the other night was that I had it all night, I woke up 4 a.m. in the morning and the room was all over the place."

 

Drew ended up playing some of a key role in the Red Sox' win Tuesday night, drawing a two-out walk to load the bases in the eighth inning, setting up Mike Lowell's game-winning, run-scoring free pass. The Sox' right fielder also had a hit to go with his two walks, boosting his batting average to .191.




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