Victorino comes out of game with bruised hip
BOSTON (AP) – Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino left Sunday’s 7-6 win over the Chicago White Sox with a bruised left hip.
Victorino, who has stopped switch hitting the past few weeks and batted only from the right side due to nagging injuries, dove into first base in the fourth inning. The St. Anthony High School graduate left the game after his at-bat in sixth.
“When he slid into first base, he re-aggravated it,” Red Sox manager John Farrell was quoted as saying on the team’s website. “He’s got a contusion he’s dealing with and it begins to affect some of the other areas that he’s been managing for a while. We fully expect him to be on the field tomorrow but when he aggravates it, it begins to kind of shut some things down on him and he doesn’t feel the explosiveness.”
David Ortiz had two hits and drove in three runs for Boston – he is 5-for-9 with six RBIs since going hitless in his previous 23 at-bats, and needs two hits to become the 39th player in major league history with 2,000 hits, 400 home runs and 1,400 RBIs.
Brandon Workman (4-2) got four outs in relief to earn the victory.
Andre Rienzo (1-1) allowed five runs in three innings.