OF-needy Red Sox start Youkilis in left

Updated: August 7, 2009, 12:25 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Rocco Baldelli went on the disabled list, Jason Bay was still hobbled and the Boston Red Sox needed someone to play left field at Yankee Stadium.

All yours, Kevin Youkilis.

"Best-case scenario, nothing gets hit to me," Youkilis said.

He got his wish. No fly balls sailed his way in Thursday night's 13-6 loss to New York. He spent much of the game retrieving hits all around him, and the only adventure came when he nearly barreled into center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury ...

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