Shane Victorino, Jacoby Ellsbury Both Back In Red Sox Lineup Monday

September 2, 2013 2:23 PM
Shane Victorino, Jacoby Ellsbury Both Back In Red Sox Lineup Monday
" BOSTON (CBS) — Both Shane Victorino (hip) and Jacoby Ellsbury (hand), both left Sunday’s game early, but with an early start time on Monday, both outfielders are back in the lineup in their usual spots. Ellsbury will bat leadoff, and Victorino will bat second as the Red Sox kick off a three-game set at Fenway Park against the Tigers, the team with the second-best record in the AL behind the Red Sox.

VIctorino entered Sunday’s game 23-for-53 (.434 batting average, 1.303 OPS) in his last 13 games, but he went 0-for-3 with a walk before leaving after the the sixth inning.

Manager John Farrell said Victorino aggravated his hip injury when he slid into first base in the fourth inning.

“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,” Farrell said, adding that he expected the right fielder to be ready to go on Monday "

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