Upton Out Of Lineup For Sox Game

BOSTON (AP) – Center fielder B.J. Upton was not in the starting

lineup against Boston on Tuesday night, and Rays manager Joe Maddon

said it was not because of Upton's confrontation with teammate Evan

Longoria in the dugout Sunday.

Upton and Longoria had to be separated after Upton failed to run

hard after a ball in left-center field during the Rays' 2-1 loss to

the Diamondbacks. Longoria said something to Upton when the Rays

got back to the dugout before the two exchanged heated words.

Also, outfielder Carl Crawford returned from a three-game

absence because of left shoulder soreness to play in left.


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