06/20/10 8:36 PM ET
Red Sox, Rockies reunite after hot stretches
By Rhett Bollinger / MLB.com
Boston is hoping right fielder J.D. Drew will return to the lineup in time for Tuesday after battling with a sore right hamstring he suffered on Friday, when he caught a line drive hit by the Dodgers' Manny Ramirez.
"It was just a little tight before the game [Friday]," said Drew. "Been a little tight, but nothing major. Just one of those plays where it was kind of a perfect-storm scenario. I had to lean in, the leg came forward and the hamstring grabbed really good. I don't think I've done an extreme amount of damage."
Second baseman Dustin Pedroia has hit safely in each of his last 10 games, batting .500 (20-for-40) with 12 runs, four doubles, one home run and eight RBIs in that span. It is his longest hitting streak since a 16-gamer from Sept. 7-24, 2009.Rockies: Street could return for opener
Colorado will also be hoping for one of its key players to return on Tuesday as well, with closer Huston Street eying an activation in time for the series opener. Street allowed three hits and three runs in 1 1/3 innings on Saturday in his last rehab outing with Triple-A Colorado Springs.
"Health-wise, completely healthy," Street said. "Velocity-wise, 90-93. Slider, there. Changeup, there. It's not obviously the way you want to finish, but in a weird way, I felt like I executed."Worth noting
Not including their matchup in the World Series, the Rockies are 5-4 against the Red Sox in Interleague Play. ... Red Sox right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka, who was scratched from his last scheduled start against the Phillies because of a right forearm strain and was placed on the disabled list, will make his return to the starting rotation Thursday against the Rockies.
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