BOSTON (AP) -San Francisco first baseman Ryan Klesko was scratched from the lineup before Friday night's game against Boston with sore hips.
Mark Sweeney took his place in the field and batted second against Julian Tavarez.
``Rino should be good in a day. He's just day to day right now,'' manager Bruce Bochy said. ``Sweeney has faced Tavarez. He's got a couple of hits off him. ... With Rino down this makes the most sense.
``But the fact that Sweeney's getting a chance to play here in a ballpark that obviously he's admired and loved for all his life, I think that's pretty neat. He gets to live a dream that he's had since he was a little kid.''
Klesko, who is batting .318, left Wednesday's game against Toronto early with soreness in both hips.
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