J.D. Drew, back in the lineup for the first time since Thursday, doubled to the gap in right-center in the top of the first inning but ran gingerly into second. He went on to score on a single to left-center, but ran slowly into home and did not slide into the plate. He was replaced by Rocco Baldelli for the bottom of the first inning, having been removed as a precautionary measure due to tightness in his left groin.
A few other notes:
--The Sox are currently operating with an 11-man pitching staff, something that has been necessary this weekend due to Drew's injury and the right hamstring cramps that forced Jason Bay's removal from Saturday's game. Bay was scheduled to have today off, with Josh Reddick starting in his place in left.
--Jeff Bailey will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday. He has been out for roughly four weeks after injuring his ankle.
--Daisuke Matsuzaka, rehabbing in Fort Myers, will join...
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Here are the lineups for the series finale for the Red Sox and Orioles:
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