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Victorino scratched from World Series Game 4 starting lineup

  • ASSOCIATED PRESSBoston Red Sox's Shane Victorino grimaces after being hit by a pitch during the eighth inning of Game 3 of baseball's World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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    Boston Red Sox's Shane Victorino grimaces after being hit by a pitch during the eighth inning of Game 3 of baseball's World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

ST. LOUIS >> Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino was removed from the starting lineup for Game 4 of the World Series against St. Louis today because of lower back tightness.

Victorino, a St. Anthony High School graduate from Maui, was batting second in the original batting order, but the Red Sox announced about 75 minutes before the scheduled first pitch  that he had been scratched.

Daniel Nava was moved from left field to right and from fifth to second in the batting order. Jonny Gomes was inserted in to the No. 5 slot and in left field.

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