Ian Kinsler returned to action tonight against the Red Sox after missing more than 2 weeks of the season with a strained left hamstring. The hamstring appears to be all better, as Kinsler didn't show any ill effects.
Batting in the 6th hole, he was 2-3 with 1 BB, 1 HBP, 1 HR (his 24th), 1 RBI, 1 run scored, and 1 stolen base (his 23rd).
Unfortunately, in yet another bizarre beanball incident, Kinsler was hit in the helmet in the 8th inning by Fernando Cabrera. Kinsler was thankfully not hurt, but he was none too pleased about it.
Kinsler and Cabrera
Ryan Braun was 0-4 with 1 BB against the Astros.
Brad Ausmus was 2-4 with 1 RBI against the Diamondbacks.
Gabe Kapler was 1-3 against the Blue Jays.
Sam Fuld was 0-3 against the Pirates, but he did make a spectacular catch running into the ivy in left field in the 9th inning to preserve the 3-1 victory over the Bucs.