Boston’s Youkilis out after fouling ball off shin

Red Sox slugger Kevin Youkilis has left Boston’s game against

the Los Angeles Angels after fouling a ball off his left shin in

the first inning.

Youkilis was hurt shortly before grounding into an inning-ending

double play Thursday night.

Jed Lowrie moved over from shortstop to replace Youkilis at

third base, and Marco Scutaro replaced Lowrie while taking over for

Youkilis in Boston’s cleanup spot.

Youkilis entered the opener of a four-game series against the

Angels batting .218 with three homers. He had just his second

multihit game of the season Wednesday in Oakland.