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Kevin Youkilis sits out vs. Royals

Updated: July 26, 2011, 11:13 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Red Sox manager Terry Francona went with a little bit of a different lineup against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday night at Fenway Park.

Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury and third baseman Kevin Youkilis were not in the starting lineup. Ellsbury, however, had a pinch-hit single and scored a run in the fifth inning. He stayed in defensively, finishing 2-for-3 with a double in the Red Sox's 13-9 win.

"He's fine," Francona said of Ellsbury before the game. "Jacoby's ...

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