Posted October 28, 2013

Shane Victorino scratched from Red Sox’ Game 4 lineup with back injury

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Shane Victorino was scratched from the Red Sox's Game 4 lineup. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Shane Victorino was scratched from the Red Sox’ Game 4 lineup. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino has been scratched from Boston’s starting lineup for Game 4 of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals due to lower back tightness.

The announcement came just more than an hour before Game 4′s scheduled first pitch. Victorino was slated to bat second and play right field. He has been replaced in right by Daniel Nava, who moved up to the second slot in the batting order. Jonny Gomes will take Nava’s spot in left field and bat fifth.

The Red Sox trail 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.

Here’s the full Red Sox batting order:

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Daniel Nava, RF
3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
4. David Ortiz, DH
5. Jonny Gomes, LF
6. Xander Bogaerts, 3B
7. Stephen Drew, SS
8. David Ross, C
9. Clay Buchholz, SP


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