Sox activate Youkilis, call up Podsednik, place Ross on DL

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Sox activate Youkilis, call up Podsednik, place Ross on DL

BALTIMORE -- The Red Sox made a spate of roster moves Tuesday, resulting in a lineup against the Orioles that looks familiar in some ways . . . and very different in others.

As expected, the Red Sox placed Cody Ross (broken foot) on the 15-day disabled list and activated Kevin Youkilis, who had been on the DL because of a back ailment since the beginning of the month. In addition, Scott Podsednik has been summoned from Pawtucket and is with the team at Camden Yards; it's expected that Ryan Sweeney (concussion) will be placed on the new, seven-day DL to make room on the roster.

The Sox will also have to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Podsednik, but several of the players on the 15-day DL -- Daisuke Matsuzaka would be an obvious candidate -- can be moved to the 60-day DL, which would create a roster spot on the 40.

As a result of all the moves, Youkilis will move back to his old position -- first base -- for Tuesday night's game against the Orioles, with Adrian Gonzalez playing right field and Will Middlebrooks staying at third base.

More to come . . .

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BOSTON - Parker Bidwell pitched a solid 6 2/3 innings and Los Angeles scored three runs after its challenge overturned an inning-ending double play in the second, leading the Angels to a 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday.

Ben Revere had three singles and Kaleb Cowart drove in two runs for Los Angeles, which won two of three against the Red Sox for its fifth series win in the last six.

Doug Fister (0-1) lost his Red Sox debut, giving up three runs and seven hits in six-plus innings. He was signed by Boston on Friday after being released by the Angels.

Mitch Moreland and Jackie Bradley Jr. each hit a solo homer for the Red Sox, who lost their second straight at Fenway Park after winning 10 of the previous 12.

Bidwell (2-0) gave up two runs and seven hits, striking out four without issuing a walk. Yusmeiro Petit pitched two scoreless innings for his first save.