Julio Lugo left last night's game against the Yankees in the first inning complaining of soreness in his right knee. He had an MRI done -- the results will be known today.
Terry Francona said Lugo (9-for-20, .450 this spring) had mentioned the soreness to one of the team's trainers a couple of days ago:
He said it's been bothering him for 10 days to two weeks, but the last couple of days it started grabbing at him.Lugo:
I'm worried. ... I'm the type, when something bothers me, when I say something, I'm in pain. Otherwise I'm not going to complain ...Francona fears Lugo may have a meniscus tear in his right knee.
Mike Lowell went 2-for-2 with a solo homer and a single in the Red Sox's 8-4 win. (Wang was pounded.) Lowell felt satisfied with his play at third base.
Tim Wakefield (2.1-5-4-3-3, 64):
I had a lot of movement, almost too much movement. I couldn't throw strikes today.David Ortiz hit a two-run dong in Boston's seven-run second inning.