Manny out of Boston's lineup again with sore hamstring

Updated: June 15, 2008, 4:39 PM ET
Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- Manny Ramirez missed Boston's 9-0 win over the Reds on Sunday, the second straight game he's been held from the lineup with soreness in a right hamstring that has bothered him the last few weeks.

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Ramirez came out of Friday night's game against the Cincinnati Reds because of the hamstring. He was out of the lineup on Saturday, but pinch-hit and struck out in a 6-4, 10-inning victory.

The outfielder had made his last 10 starts as a designated hitter to protect the hamstring. Boston can't use the DH while playing in a National League ballpark this weekend.

The Red Sox also are missing David Ortiz, who is in Boston recovering from a wrist injury. Boston is 1-1 when both stars have been out of the lineup this season.


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