Short hops

Short hops

• Kyle Blanks was set to play left field on Wednesday, but a late change to the starting lineup had him move to the designated-hitter spot. Quentin went from DH to left field. Black said Blanks has been dealing with a sore left heel. Blanks might have gotten the day off, but Black said he wanted him in the lineup to play against Red Sox lefty Jon Lester.

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