ST. LOUIS — Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino was scratched from the lineup about 90 minutes before the start of Game 4 Sunday night because of lower back tightness.
“He felt it stiffen up [Saturday] night. We tried to get him through it today but it’s not happening,” manager John Farrell said.
Farrell said the Sox are hopeful Victorino could return in time for Game 5.
Victorino missed parts of five games during the regular season because of back issues. He was on the disabled list from May 21 to June 8 because of hamstring and back woes.
Daniel Nava moved from left field to right field and hit second in place of Victorino. Jonny Gomes was put in the lineup in left field. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.