• Ortiz out as Red Sox shuffle lineup vs. Brewers

    Summary of 7 articles · Updated Apr 6, 2014
    Ortiz's absence is part of a massive lineup shuffle. Designated hitter David Ortiz is out of the Boston Red Sox's lineup for Saturday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers, but it is only a planned day off, according to manager John Farrell. Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks is out of the lineup Sunday for the second straight game while designated hitter David Ortiz makes his return to the third spot in the order as Boston looks to avoid a three-game sweep at the hands of the Milwaukee Brewers. Big Papi gets breather, enters as pinch-hitter BOSTON Designated hitter David Ortiz was not in the Red Sox lineup for Saturday night's game against Brewers right-hander Wily Peralta, but it was a planned off-day, manager John Farrell said. Khris Davis doubled in the 11th inning for his fourth hit of the game, and he scored on Logan Schafer's double to help the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Boston Red Sox 7-6 on Saturday night. Lester allowed only two Orioles runs in seven innings and struck out eight, but saw the Sox fall in a 2-1 nailbiter. On a 40-degree night with the wind blowing the brand new World Series championship flag stiffly from left field to right, Milwaukee led 3-0 and 6-2 before Boston came back on Mike Napoli's three-run homer in the third and an unearned run in the sixth.
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Middlebrooks to DL; Ortiz back in Sox lineup

      The Boston Red Sox placed third baseman Will Middlebrooks on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a strained calf.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Middlebrooks to have MRI on calf; Carp able to play

      Shortly before Saturday night's game, the Red Sox announced that Mike Carp, who had been in the lineup playing first base, batting fifth, was scratched because of tightness in his lower back. A few minutes later, third baseman Will Middlebrooks was scra…
      Source: MLB.com
  • Gallardo Pitches Brewers to 4-0 Win Over Red Sox

    Yovani Gallardo made his second straight scoreless start and the Milwaukee Brewers completed a three-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox with a 4-0 victory Sunday.
    Source: nytimes.com
    • Aces Gallardo, Lester to square off in series finale

      It's a matchup of Opening Day starters to close the opening series at Fenway Park on Sunday afternoon. Yovani Gallardo won the Brewers' opener and Jon Lester lost for the Red Sox, but both starters got off to quality starts to the season.
      Source: MLB.com
    • Brewers Beat Red Sox 7-6 in 11 Innings

      Khris Davis doubled in the 11th inning for his fourth hit of the game, and he scored on Logan Schafer's double to help the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Boston Red Sox 7-6 on Saturday night.
      Source: nytimes.com

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