It was almost perfect for Boston Red Sox fans: They cheered Kevin Youkilis early in the game and enjoyed a late-inning rally by their team. A limping David Ortiz just put a bit of a damper on the nice night.
Adrian Gonzalez spoiled Youkilis' return to Fenway Park, hitting a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning of a 5-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Monday.
The Red Sox traded Youkilis on June 24, sending the three-time All-Star and cash to Chicago for utilityman Brent Lillibridge and a minor league pitcher. Youkilis went 3 for 4 with two doubles in his first game back at his longtime home.
Youkilis was serenaded with chants of ''Yooooouk'' when he stepped to the plate in the first.
''It was a great ovation. It was just a cool thing from the fans,'' he said. ''I can't thank them enough for all the support they've given me.''
The Red Sox received a scare when Ortiz came up limping after rounding second on Gonzalez's homer and limped badly all the way to the dugout....