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Drew removed with sore hamstring

BOSTON -- Red Sox right fielder J.D. Drew was removed from Wednesday's game in the bottom of the sixth inning with a sore hamstring.

Drew singled in his at-bat that inning and reached third before Red Sox manager Terry Francona removed him for a pinch runner. Francona explained after Boston's 11-5 victory that he decided to remove Drew at that point in case the club needed to score on a sacrifice fly. Boston led 8-5 at the time.