Ortiz bursts into Francona's press conference


Ortiz bursts into Francona's press conference

By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.com Bruins Insider Follow @hackswithhaggs
David Ortiz burst into the middle of Sox manager Terry Franconaspress conference in the media room upstairs from the Sox clubhouse, and wasrunning hot about something.

Ortiz said Im bleeping pissed. We need to have a talk . . . you and mebefore the manager and designated hitter agreed to talk about things at a moreappropriate time.

Then Ortiz gave away exactly what was bothering him when he mutteredBleepin scorekeeper always bleepin bleep up while exiting the room.

Ortiz was most certainly upset about a change made by official scorerChaz Scoggins in Wednesday nights game that turned his first inning two-runsingle into a one-run single with an error on the left fielder allowing thesecond run to score. That means an RBI was taken away from Ortiz midway throughthe game, and he was upset enough about it to bust up Franconas daily pregamemeeting with the press with a few choice words.

When approached later in the clubhouse, Ortiz declined comment on the incident except to say it was "between me and Tito."

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Sunday's Red Sox-Royals lineups: Holt in for Pedroia at second base


Sunday's Red Sox-Royals lineups: Holt in for Pedroia at second base

The Boston Red Sox close out their three-game series against the Kansas City Royals without second baseman Dustin Pedroia. 

Brock Holt will be at second base for Pedroia who will miss the game, reportedly attending to a family matter.

Eduardo Rodriguez (2-5, 5.11 ERA) will be on the mound for the Sox, facing off against Yordano Ventura (9-9, 4.27 ERA).

The lineups:

Paulo Orlando CF
Cheslor Cuthbert 3B
Lorenzo Cain RF
Eric Hosmer 1B
Kendrys Morales DH
Salvador Perez C
Alex Gordon LF
Alcides Escobar SS
Raul Mondesi 2B
Yordano Ventura RHP

Brock Holt 2B
Xander Bogaerts SS
David Ortiz DH
Mookie Betts RF
Hanley Ramirez 1B
Travis Shaw 3B
Chris Young LF
Sandy Leon C
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
Eduardo Rodriguez LHP