Victorino leaves game due to tight hamstring
CHICAGO – Boston right fielder Shane Victorino, who has missed multiple stretches of games in his first season with the Red Sox due to injury, came out of Monday’s 6-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox because of a tight left hamstring.
The St. Anthony High School graduate was running the bases in the sixth inning when his hamstring started to bother him, and he was replaced in the field in the bottom of the inning. Victorino, who has not been on the disabled list this year, also missed games on Friday and Saturday with a back injury, and was sidelined for a seven-game span in late April and early May because of a stiff back.
“He felt the left hamstring grab him, little bit of a spasm,” said Bos-ton manager John Farrell. “Given what he’s been dealing with, low back, I wasn’t going to take any chances in that situation.”
Farrell said Victorino was day to day, and that the team would proceed cautiously.
Adam Dunn hit a three-run homer as the White Sox won for the fifth time in seven games.
Chicago’s Dylan Axelrod (2-3), gave up two runs in six innings.
Jon Lester (6-1) failed in his bid to become the first left-handed starter to win his first seven decisions for Boston since Roger Moret in 1973.