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Victorino scratched from lineup; Gomes in

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  October 27, 2013 07:05 PM

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ST. LOUIS Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino was scratched from the lineup because of lower back tightness.

"He felt it stiffen up last night. We tried to get him through it today but it's not happening," manager John Farrell said. "It's similar to what he had during the season at times."

Farrell said the Sox are hopeful Victorino could return in time for Game 5. His status as a reserve for tonight is uncertain.

The new lineup:

Ellsbury CF
Nava RF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz 1B
Gomes LF
Bogaerts 3B
Drew SS
Ross C
Buchholz RHP

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