In the midst of a 12-run, 16-hit barrage Saturday at Fenway Park, the Red Sox had two players depart due to injury. The hope is that both will be just fine.
Jed Lowrie was the first to go. He departed in the fourth inning due to left shoulder tightness. Lowrie spent almost two months on the disabled list earlier in the year with a left shoulder injury, so Terry Francona did not want to take any chances.
"He's just stiff, probably from a little bit of fatigue. He's been playing a lot," Francona said. "I don't think we'll play him tomorrow, but he'll certainly be available. Just don't want to lose any players."
Josh Reddick, who went 4-for-4 in the 12-7 win, was hit in his left hand by a pitch in the bottom of eighth. He took his base but did not play defense in the ninth.
X-rays were negative, Francona said, and Reddick is day-to-day. With a left-hander on the mound Sunday for Texas, he probably was not going to play anyway.
Reddick said that the pitch got the meaty portion of his hand.
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