Lowell (hip), Drew (back) could play in Game 1 after successful BP

Updated: September 29, 2008, 7:19 PM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- Mike Lowell and J.D. Drew took batting practice on an overcast day at Fenway Park. When they were done, the outlook for Boston's two injured hitters was brighter.

Both could be ready for Wednesday night's opener of the AL division series against the Los Angeles Angels.

The Red Sox can use the power that Lowell and Drew bring to the plate and that Josh Beckett, recovering from an injured side muscle, uncorks from the mound, but think they have enough depth without them.

"We've ...

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