All-Star center fielder Shane Victorino was in Philadelphia's starting lineup Wednesday night for Game 6 of the World Series despite a finger injury.
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Victorino was struck on his right index finger by a fastball from A.J. Burnett in the first inning of the Phillies' 8-6 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night. X-rays were negative, but the injury appeared to bother him throughout that game.
The switch hitter gingerly removed his batting gloves after each at-bat in Game 5 and had trouble gripping the bat and throwing the ball because his finger was swollen.
Victorino went 0 for 3 and was replaced in the eighth inning by Ben Francisco, despite pleading with manager Charlie Manuel to stay in that game.
The Phillies need to win the next two games for their second consecutive title. Victorino hit .292 this season with 10 homers, 62 RBIs and a major league-high 13 triples.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com have made the Phillies +180 on the moneyline against the Yankees in Game 6 of the 2009 World Series.
Posted: 11/4/09 6:10PM ET