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BOSTON —The Red Sox placed third baseman Kevin Youkilis on the 15-day disabled
list Wednesday because of a strained back. Aaron Hernandez Youth Jersey . Boston also
promoted Triple-A prospect Will Middlebrooks to take Youkilis roster spot.
Youkilis had been a late scratch the past three days, and manager Bobby
Valentine said he has improved but wouldnt have been able to play for at least
another four days. He last played Saturday night in a 1-0 win over the Chicago
White Sox. Youkilis has struggled this season, hitting just .219 with two homers
and nine RBIs in 18 games. He feels that his back was getting better, but knew
he needed to go on the DL. “Things are going well but they want to get a step
ahead of it and get me as healthy as possible,” he said before Wednesday nights
game against Oakland. Middlebrooks was hitting .333 with nine homers and 27 RBIs
in 24 games with Pawtucket. He was inserted in the starting lineup, batting
eighth and playing third. Valentine also said Josh Beckett would miss his next
start Saturday because of soreness in his right side and Aaron Cook would be
placed on the roster and pitch in his place. Cook, who had an opt-out clause if
the team did not recall him soon, went 3-0 with a 1.89 ERA in five games with
Pawtucket. “Aaron Cooks been retained by us,” Valentine said. “Were going to
keep him, start him Saturday in Joshs spot for one start.” Valentine said
Becketts high pitch totals his last two starts has the right-hander dealing with
more soreness than usual. “Were going to play it safe,” he said. “Hes been
throwing more pitches and he has some lat stiffness.” Boston also recalled
right-hander Clayton Mortensen from Pawtucket to fill a roster spot after
Lars Anderson was optioned back after last nights 5-3 loss to the Athletics.
Mortensen, acquired in a trade for shortstop Marco Scutaro during the
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Giancarlo Stanton, the Miami Marlins lone All-Star, is recovering after
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Ranger extended his domination of Circuit de Trois-Rivieres with his fourth win
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explain his 3 for 32 slump earlier in the day, Carlos Beltran said he just hadnt
been seeing the ball very well lately.Flushing Meadows, NY (Sports Network) –
Defending champion Novak Djokovic and 2003 titlist Andy Roddick were among the
third-round winners Sunday at the U.S. Open. The second-seeded former world No.
1 Djokovic drubbed No. 31 Julien Benneteau of France 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 in 97 minutes
at Arthur Ashe Stadium. The Serbian has reached the round of 16 here for the
sixth straight year. Next up for the 25-year-old Djokovic will be Switzerlands
Stanislas Wawrinka, the No. 18 seed. Wawrinka, a 2010 U.S. Open quarterfinalist,
advanced Sunday with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 win over 14th-seeded Ukrainian Alexandr
Dolgopolov. Roddick, meanwhile, beat Italian Fabio Fognini 7-5, 7-6 (7-1), 4-6,
6-4 to extend his career at least one more match. The 20th-seeded American, who
announced he would retire after the years final major, raced out to a 5-2 lead
before Fognini captured the next three games to even the first set. After
fighting off a break point with an ace, Roddick held serve to go up 6-5 and then
took the first set when Fognini sent a backhand volley into the net. The duo
exchanged breaks to begin the second set before holding serve the rest of the
way, resulting in a tiebreak dominated by Roddick. The third set remained on
serve until Fognini earned a break in the decisive 10th game, foorcing a fourth
set. Matthew Slater Jersey. Fognini faced two
break points in the seventh game. He save one but lost the other when he fired a
ball into the net, giving Roddick a 4-3 lead. Roddick consolidated the break
with a hold at 15 and finished off the three-hour match in his next service
game. An ace gave him triple match point and he held off retirement with another
unreturnable serve. Roddick will face 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del
Potro in the fourth round. “Hes a tough matchup for anybody because he hits such
a big ball,” Roddick said about del Potro. “Im going to have to serve well, kind
of try to rush him a little bit. When he gets into a groove and has time, hell
put a hurt on the ball.” The seventh-seeded Argentine defeated countryman
Leonardo Mayer 6-3, 7-5, 7-6 (11-9). Fourth-seeded Spaniard David Ferrer
advanced to the round of 16 for the 10th consecutive Grand Slam with a 7-6
(11-9), 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 triumph over 2001 U.S. Open champion Lleyton Hewitt.
Ferrers fourth-round opponent will be Richard Gasquet after the 13th-seeded
Frenchman handled American Steve Johnson 7-6 (7-4), 6-2, 6-3. Janko Tipsarevic
also secured a spot in the fourth round. The eighth-seeded Serbian beat
Slovenias Grega Zemlja 6-4, 6-3, 7-5. ’ ’ ’ 

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