Blue Jays SS Escobar out for 4th straight game

Shortstop Yunel Escobar was a late scratch from the Toronto

lineup Tuesday night, missing his fourth straight game since being

hit by a pitch in the left hand.

Blue Jays manager John Farrell had Escobar in the original

lineup at Boston, but wanted to see how he did in batting

practice.

John McDonald shifted from shortstop to second base. Mike McCoy

started at second.

Escobar was injured when hit by a pitch from Philadelphia’s Kyle

Kendrick. Escobar was 10 for 20 during a five-game hitting streak

before he was hit.