A few updates for you:
• Jed Lowrie came out of the game in the fourth inning with what was described as tightness in his left shoulder. “I don’t think it’s anything other than fatigue,” said Lowrie, who was on the disabled list from June 17 to Aug 8 because of nerve damage in that shoulder. “We’re just being careful.”
Francona plans to give Lowrie tomorrow off.
“He’ll certainly be available. That may be me overreacting a little bit,” he said.
• Josh Reddick left the game in the ninth inning after being hit on the left hand by a pitch from Darren Oliver. X-rays were negative.
“Getting hit by a pitch ain’t really that fun,” said Reddick, who was 4 for 4 before Oliver threw a fastball inside on him. “The good thing is we won.”
The four hits were a career high for Reddick and raised his batting average to .289. He also scored three runs.
That’s it for now. Time to go home and pack for the flight tomorrow night. Thanks to everybody for reading today. It’s fun doing the updates.