CLEVELAND (AP) _ Boston third baseman Kevin Youkilis was a late
scratch for the series finale against Cleveland because of a sore
left hand.

Youkilis hurt his hand diving and knocking down a grounder in
the seventh inning of Tuesday night’s win by the Red Sox. Manager
Terry Francona changed the lineup about an hour before Wednesday’s
first pitch. Drew Sutton took Youkilis’ spot in the field.

A team spokesman did not know if Youkilis was being examined by
a doctor.

Also, outfielder J.D. Drew is sitting with a strained right
hamstring he hurt catching a ball in foul territory in the ninth
inning Tuesday night.

Francona doesn’t think Drew’s injury is serious, but decided to
rest Drew, batting .232 with three homers and 10 RBIs.
Mike Cameron started in right for Drew.

     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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