Pedroia has fractured finger, won't play final 2 games

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Pedroia has fractured finger, won't play final 2 games

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has a fractured left ring finger and won't play in the final two games of the season against the Yankees on Tuesday and Wednesday in New York, according to multiple media reports.

Pedroia was injured when he jammed the finger into the second base bag on his stolen base attempt on Sunday in Baltimore. He did not play in a 10-2 loss to the Yankees on Monday night.

General manager Ben Cherington told the Boston Globe that Pedroia has an avulsion fracture of the left ring finger.

Pedroia finishes the season with a .288 batting average, 15 homers and 64 RBI in 139 games. He was on the disabled list from July 4-18 with a right thumb injury.

Friday’s Red Sox-Blue Jays lineups: Porcello goes for win No. 23

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Friday’s Red Sox-Blue Jays lineups: Porcello goes for win No. 23

The A.L. East-champion Red Sox, still fighting for playoff position, field their usual lineup as they open David Ortiz's final regular-season series tonight (7:10) against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park.

The Red Sox (92-67) are two games behind the Texas Rangers (94-65) in the race for the best record in the A.L., with the Cleveland Indians (91-67) a half-game behind Boston.

Rick Porcello (22-4, 3.11 ERA), the likely Game 1 starter in the ALDS, will try to add to his Cy Young Award resume tonight. He’ll be opposed by right-hander Marco Estrada (9-9, 3.53).

The Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles (both 87-72) are tied for the A.L. wild-card lead with the Detroit Tigers (85-73) 1 1/2 games back.

It’s the final regular season series for Oritz, with ceremonies planned to honor the retiring Red Sox DH prior to each of the final three game this weekend. 

The lineups:

RED SOX

Dustin Pedroia 2B

Brock Holt 3B

Mookie Betts RF

David Ortiz DH

Hanely Ramirez 1B

Xander Bogaerts SS

Jackie Bradley CF

Sandy Leon C

Andrew Benintendi LF

Rick Porcello P

 

BLUE JAYS

Eziquiel Carrera LF

Josh Donaldson 3B

Edwin Encarnacion DH

Jose Bautista RF

Russell Martin C

Troy Tulowitzki SS

Justin Smoak 1B

Kevin Pillar CF

Devon Travis 2B

Marco Estrada RHP