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07/27/2010 - 10:21pm
Lowell hits three homers for Pawtucket

Red Sox corner infielder Mike Lowell hit three homers and drove in five in a rehab game for Triple-A Pawtucket against the Toledo Mud Hens on Tuesday. It was his fourth rehab game. He is now hitting .471 with three doubles and three homers during his rehab stint.

 

Lowell became the first PawSox hitter with three homers in a game since both Jonathan Van Every and Brandon Moss accomplished the feat in 2008. Lowell also has a three-homer game to his credit in the majors, having accomplished the feat in 2004 with the Marlins.

 

Lowell, who played third base on Tuesday, could be activated by the Red Sox as soon as this weekend, when the team returns home.

 

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07/27/2010 - 10:05pm
Drew scratched with tight left hamstring

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Red Sox right fielder was scratched just prior to the start of Tuesday's game against the Angels due to tightness in his left hamstring. He iced the hamstring after Monday's game, in which he hit a two-run, ninth-inning double, but apparently the soreness necessitated that he not start on Tuesday.

 

Entering Tuesday, Drew has played in 90 of the Sox' 100 games. He is hitting .268/.350/.464/.814 with 12 homers and 49 RBI.

 

The revised Red Sox lineup features Darnell McDonald in right field and batting ninth against the Angels and Jered Weaver:

 

Scutaro, 6

Lowrie, 4

Youkilis, 3

Ortiz, DH

Martinez, 2

Beltre, 5

Hermida, 7

Cameron, 8

McDonald, 9

 

SP -- Lackey


07/27/2010 - 8:36pm
Pedroia slowed down after doc visit

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, out since fracturing the navicular bone on his left foot on June 25, visited with Dr. Lewis Yocum on Tuesday. While the 2008 MVP was told that he continues to progress well in his recovery, and remains ahead of schedule, he was also told that he will need to slow down his efforts to push through any discomfort to return to the field.

 

Pedroia was warned that he must let the injury fully heal before he begins playing. If he does not, then he would risk another, potentially worse break that would threaten the rest of this season and perhaps his future.

 

"It kind of scared me a little bit," said Pedroia. "There’s nothing really I can do. It’s just time it’s got to heal. He kind of told me I can’t play unless I feel no pain, which isn’t good. He did say that when I do my next CT-scan, we’ll be able to tell a...

07/27/2010 - 6:51pm
Red Sox lineup: Lackey returns to Anaheim

The Red Sox and Angels play the second game of a three-game set Tuesday night at Angel Stadium. The Red Sox won the opener, 6-3, behind a pair of David Ortiz homers. John Lackey, who won 102 games in his eight seasons with the Angels and helped the franchise win its only World Series in 2002, makes his return to Anaheim Tuesday night. Lackey flirted with a no-hitter in his last start, allowing his first hit with two outs in the eighth inning in a Red Sox win over Seattle on July 22. 

 

Red Sox lineup:

 

Scutaro, 6

Drew, 9

Youkilis, 3

Ortiz, DH

Martinez, 2

Beltre, 5

Lowrie, 4

Cameron, 8

Hermida, 7

Lackey -- SP


07/27/2010 - 6:26pm
Ellsbury goes 1-for-2 with SB in rehab game

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury went 1-for-2 with a walk, a stolen base and a run scored in his second rehab game with the GCL Red Sox on Tuesday. He will have a workout day Wednesday and play nine innings for GCL Red Sox on Thursday. It is expected that he will play one or two games before moving to Triple-A Pawtucket.

 

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