With no DH, Youkilis sitting as Ortiz takes first base

Originally Published: October 26, 2007
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

DENVER -- Kevin Youkilis made it clear Friday that a little pine time in the Rocky Mountains isn't going to crush his spirit. A prominent Boston hitter must take a seat in Denver, and Youkilis never expected it to be Mike Lowell, with his 120-RBI bat and slick defense, or David Ortiz, owner of three Silver Slugger awards.

But with the Red Sox leading the Rockies 2-0 in the World Series, the intrigue had to come from somewhere, didn't it? Before Boston manager Terry Francona ...

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