Scutaro not guaranteed to start in postseason


Scutaro not guaranteed to start in postseason

By Sean McAdam Red Sox Insider Follow @sean_mcadam

TORONTO -- Marco Scutaro had his best game of the season Tuesday night (four hits, four RBI) and was hitting .350 over the previous 20 games before Wednesday.

He had lifted his average to .282 for the season and had played a steady shortstop over the second half.

Despite all of that, Terry Francona wouldn't guarantee that Scutaro willl be the Red Sox' starting, everyday shortstop in the postseason.

"I guess it depends on how we're playing and how guys are playing," said Francona. "It seems like things change weekly, if not daily. I guess I would fall back on the answer that I'll try to put us in the best position to win and see what that is.

"I don't think it's necessary to have one guy be the shortstop. At the same time, maybe there's a hot hitter; I don't know. We'll see."

Francona has other options, including switch-hitter Jed Lowrie and Mike Aviles.

Lowrie has hit .347 from the right side, leaving Francona with perhaps a better option against lefties in the postseason.

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David Ortiz re-enacts Boston movie scenes as part of charity video

David Ortiz re-enacts Boston movie scenes as part of charity video

As part of a charity promotion with Omaze, David Ortiz has made a video re-enacting scenes from Boston-set movies. 

The movies range from a classic -- "Good Will Hunting" -- to very good crime movies -- "The Departed, The Town" — to the just plain bad "Fever Pitch," but all of the scenes are entertaining. Ortiz plays every part in each scene, often playing to characters interacting with one another. 

At the end of the video, a link is given to, which gives fans the opportunity to enter a drawing to attend his jersey retirement ceremony by donating. Proceeds go to the David Ortiz Children’s Fund and the Red Sox Foundation. 

The David Ortiz Children Fund aims to help children in New England and the Dominican Republic who are born with congenital heart failure.