Red Sox manager Terry Francona said he is hopeful that J.D. Drew will return from a mild hamstring strain on Tuesday night at Coors Field in Colorado, adding he doesn't believe the right fielder is headed for the disabled list.
"I hope Tuesday's realistic," Francona said before Sunday's game. "If it's not, we won't do it. I think it's probably realistic to think it might work, that he might play. The good news is that I don't think anybody remotely thinks it's a DL. Stay away from him tonight, get day off [Monday] and see how he's doing. It's a big outfield in Denver. If he's healthy to play, he'll play, if not we'll make the adjustment like we always do."
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Daniel Nava, who has seven RBI in as many games in the major leagues, will hit seventh as the Red Sox look to sweep the Dodgers and win their sixth game in a row. Clay Buccholz is aiming for his 10th victory while the Sox enter the game 1.5 games behind the Rays in the AL East.
1. Marco Scutaro, SS
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
5. Victor Martinez, C
6. Adrian Beltre, 3B
7. Daniel Nava, LF
8. Mike Cameron, CF
9. Darnell McDonald, RF
Dustin Pedroia singled sharply to right field to score Daniel Nava with the game-winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth as the Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-4, for their fifth straight win and their seventh in eight games at Fenway Park.
It was the first career regular season walk-off hit for Pedroia, who went 2-for-5, including the game-winner off flame-throwing righty Jonathan Broxton.
Jonathan Papelbon (2-3) pitched a scoreless ninth for the win as the Red Sox overcame four errors for their 42nd win of the season. They conclude their nine-game homestand against interleague opponents with a Sunday night game at Fenway.
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Manny Ramirez hit a Tim Wakefield pitch over the left field wall with one out in the sixth inning in the Red Sox game against the Dodgers Saturday afternoon for his 142nd homer at Fenway Park. It was Ramirez' first home run at Fenway since July 28, 2008, when he hit a two-run blast off the Angels' Francisco Rodriguez. The homer against Wakefield drew the Dodgers to within a run at 3-2. For more see the Red Sox team page by clicking here.
Richard Seymour, who completed his first season with the Raiders after being traded by the Patriots just before the start of the season, signed a $12.4 million franchise tag with the Raiders, the team revealed on its website Saturday. Oakland placed the tag on the defensive lineman in February, making him unable to negotiate with any other team.
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