Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino was originally in his customary spot in the Red Sox lineup for Game 4 of the World Series, batting second between Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia. Then, about an hour and 15 minutes before Game 4, the Red Sox announced he had been replaced in the lineup by Jonny Gomes -- who will hit fifth and play left, with Daniel Nava shifting to second and right, respectively. Victorino is out due to lower back tightness, officially, the Red Sox have said. Prior to that, they just said he was feeling a bit "banged up."
Shane Victorino out of Game 4 lineup due to lower back tightness
CBS Sports | Oct 27