Adrian Gonzalez's tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning lifts the Red Sox to a 5-1 victory over the White Sox on a night of big returns at Fenway. Kevin Youkils comes back with the White Sox and Carl Crawford plays for the Red Sox for the first time this season.
Although he left the Red Sox amid some controversy, Kevin Youkilis' avoided any references to his frosty relationship with manager Bobby Valentine in his return to Fenway Park on Monday with the White Sox.
To make room on the roster for Carl Crawford, the Red Sox designate utilityman Brent Lillibridge for assignment. Lillibridge was acquired from the White Sox in the trade that sent Kevin Youkils to Chicago.
Carl Crawford plays his first game of the season for the Red Sox after missing the season's first 89 games with wrist and elbow injuries.
The long-time baseball analyst, who has worked as an adviser to the Sox since late 2002, had defending Joe Paterno several times over the last several days. The Sox say his position 'in no way' reflects theirs.