BOSTON -- Cody Ross returned to the Red Sox lineup on Tuesday night after being activated from the disabled list with a fractured foot. He hit seventh and started in left field, before moving to right field later in the game.
But the biggest part of his night came in his solo home run in the bottom of the fourth, ripping an 0-1 cutter into the monster seats in deep left-center, putting the Red Sox up 5-3.
It marked Ross' ninth home run of the season, and also his third straight game with a homer. Only problem for him was, those last two games were on May 17 and 18.
"Its definitely nice to be back out there and be back out there with the guys," said Ross after the Red Sox' 7-5 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night at Fenway Park. "I just feel like part of a team. When youre on the DL, you almost feel like youre not part of the team andyoure not a good teammate. You canonly do so much cheering, but its nice to get out there and get back into the grind."