Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/25/12
BOSTON -- Oh, by the way, they played a baseball game at Fenway Park Friday night. And the Red Sox, thrilled to have David Ortiz back in the lineup, won. On the night Adrian Gonzalez was pulled from the lineup minutes before the start, apparently as part of a blockbuster trade to the Dodgers (which hadn't been announced by the end of the game), the Sox snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Royals. The victory also allowed the Sox, shorthanded with Gonzalez and Nick Punto (also in the proposed deal) unavailable, to keep from falling to a season-worst eight games under .500. Pedro Ciriaco continued his stunning dream run with a soft two-run double in the seventh inning to bring Boston from behind and reward Lester, who pitched well and won his third straight start before leaving with a left hamstring cramp. The injury is not serious. Ortiz, who missed 35 games with an Achilles strain, singled in two runs on the first pitch he saw and doubled on the second...
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