Red Sox outfielder J.D. Drew left Wednesday's game against the Rays for pinch-runner Eric Patterson in the bottom of the sixth inning of his team's 11-5 victory. Sox manager Terry Francona said that Drew was experiencing tightness in his hamstring.
Drew went 1-for-4, and is now hitting .254 with a .787 OPS and 18 home runs this year. He has played in 125 games, tied for third on the team.
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Marco Scutaro homered twice and Josh Reddick had a career-high three hits as the Red Sox overcame an early 4-0 hole to beat the Rays, 11-5, at Fenway Park.
Starter Tim Wakefield [4-10] allowed six hits and five runs - four earned - over five innings to earn his first win since July 2. He snapped a personal three-game losing streak and, at 44 years, 37 days, passed Dennis Eckersley as the oldest pitcher in team history to record a win.
The Red Sox tagged Rays starter Matt Garza [14-8] for four of their five homers on the night. Adrian Beltre, David Ortiz and Victor Martinez also went deep for the Red Sox, who finished their homestand against the White Sox and Rays with a 2-4 record. They have Thursday off before heading to Oakland and Seattle on a six-game road trip, beginning Friday night in Oakland.
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Here’s Wednesday’s injury report for the Patriots-Bengals game:
Full Participation in Practice
Kyle Arrington (groin)
Ron Brace (ankle)
Tom Brady (right shoulder)
Jermaine Cunningham (ankle)
Brandon Deaderick (toe)
Aaron Hernandez (knee)
Myror Pryor (knee)
Matt Slater (hamstring)
Did Not Partucipate in Practice
Julian Edelman (foot)
Nick Kaczur (back)
Laurence Maroney (thigh)
Randy Moss (illness)
Terrence Wheatley (foot)
Defensive lineman Jonathan Fanene was limited in Bengals practice in Cincinnati on Wednesday as they began on-field planning for the Patriots in the season opener at Gillette Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Here is the participation list submitted by the Bengals on Wednesday afternoon:
Brandon Ghee CB Head Did Not Participate
Brian Leonard HB/FB Foot Did Not Participate
Geno Atkins DT Knee Limited Participation
Andre Caldwell WR Groin Limited Participation
Jonathan Fanene DE Hamstring Limited Participation
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FOXBORO -- In keeping with last year's tradition of taking Wednesday's off during the regular season, Randy Moss was not spotted during the open portion of Wednesday practice on the lower practice field at Gillette Stadium.
Additionally, Terrence Wheatley, Nick Kaczur and Quinn Ojinnaka were not spotted at practice either. Meanwhile, Julian Edelman and Laurence Maroney were on the sidelines in sweats. Ojinnaka is not eligible to practice this week as he is serving a one-game league-mandated suspension for a domestic issue involving his wife in May 2009.
The team practice in full pads and helmets in the hot and humid conditions. The team is getting ready for its season opener Sunday at home against Cincinnati.
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