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Victorino exits vs. Yanks with ailing hamstring

BOSTON -- Even after four days of rest provided by the All-Star break, Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino continues to experience difficulty with his left hamstring.

Victorino had to exit Friday night's game against the Yankees in the top of the fourth inning after a recurrence of the injury that has nagged him for several weeks.

When he hit into a double play in the bottom of the third, Victorino did not appear to be moving well down the line.

Victorino immediately went into the clubhouse, and did not reappear when it was time for the Red Sox to take the field in the fourth. Daniel Nava replaced him in right field.

Thanks to nagging injuries, Victorino has started in only 59 of Boston's 98 games.

Ian Browne is a reporter for Read his blog, Brownie Points, and follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne.
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