A few things….

Manny Ramirez is out of the lineup with sore right hamstring. Manager Terry Francona said Ramirez phoned him this morning to tell him the hamstring was hurting after he ran hard to beat out a double-play ball in the ninth last night.

Ramirez, who has one hit in his last 15 at-bats, was having treatment this afternoon. No word on how long he might be out.

Julio Lugo sat out a second day. Francona said the CT scan looked clean and that Lugo’s eyes looked a lot clearer today. Alex Cora will start at shortstop.

Francona said Sean Casey is with the team but won’t be activated until tomorrow. Craig Hansen remains on the roster for at least another game.


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