Shane Victorino out with back issue

Updated: April 21, 2013, 4:58 PM ET
By Scott Barboza | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino was held out for at least the first game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Royals with a back ailment.

Victorino was removed from Saturday's 4-3 win against the Royals after experiencing tightening in his lower back and was pinch run for by Jonny Gomes, who scored on Daniel Nava's game-winning, three-run home run.

"He feels improved from yesterday and last night," manager John Farrell said before Sunday's 4-2 Game ...

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