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.

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Rockies vs. Dodgers Pick The Los Angeles Dodgers welcome the Colorado Rockies to town tonight at 10:10PM ET to begin a weekend NL West...
Thumbnail Angels vs. Red Sox Prediction Will the Los Angeles Angels and Boston Red Sox could find themselves in a high-scoring battle when the two...
Thumbnail Orioles vs. Mariners Pick Will the Seattle Mariners be able to hold down the Baltimore Orioles once again when they meet tonight at 10:10PM...
Thumbnail Astros vs. White Sox Pick Will the Houston Astros stay hot when they host the Chicago White Sox tonight at 8:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Tigers vs. Rays Pick After a big comeback win on Thursday, can the Detroit Tigersfollow it up with another win over the Tampa Bay Rays...
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages