Ortiz Expects To Return To Boston Lineup Against Indians Tonight - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Ortiz Expects To Return To Boston Lineup Against Indians Tonight

CLEVELAND (AP) - Red Sox slugger David Ortiz hopes to be back in his familiar D-H spot against the Indians tonight.

Ortiz has missed the last four games with a strained left shoulder but expects to play in the final game of the three-game series in Cleveland.

He took batting practice before last night's game and was able to follow through on his swing, although he did report a "little pinch" in the shoulder.

Ortiz -- who is also playing with a torn meniscus in his right knee -- is hitting .321 with 16 homers and 60 runs batted in.

Manny Ramirez started at D-H in last night's 1-to-0 Boston victory, with Wily Mo Pena starting in Ramirez' usual spot in left field.

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