Kevin Youkilis got the day off because of lower back spasms. Manager Terry Francona was uncertain when Youk will be able to return to the lineup.
Ryan Braun was 1-4 with 1 BB, 1 RBI, and 1 run scored against the Cubs. Braun now has 100 RBIs on the year.
Batting 5th, Ian Kinsler was 0-4 against the A's. He is 3 for his last 24.
Gabe Kapler was 0-1 against the Orioles.
Craig Breslow picked up his 7th win of the year against the Rangers. He pitched 2 innings of scoreless relief on 1 BB and 1 K. His WHIP is 1.12. His ERA is 3.67. Incidentally, Breslow got Kinsler to line out to right.