The Boston Red Sox will look to extend their winning streak to four games without the services of David Ortiz.

The designated hitter was scratched from the lineup Thursday night due to soreness in his right calf. John Farrell announced the move before the game against the Atlanta Braves, but he emphasized that it was done as a precaution.

Farrell expects Ortiz to be ready to go for Friday when Boston takes on the Tampa Bay Rays.