BOSTON (CBS) – Kevin Youkilis is back in the lineup for the Boston Red Sox as they open a three-game series against the Astros in Houston.

Youkilis missed Thursday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies with a sore left foot. He fouled a ball off the foot in Wednesday night’s 2-1 loss, but X-Rays came back negative.

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He will be back at third, batting cleanup for the Sox as they open their final series of a nine game road trip. In Youkilis’ absence, second baseman Dustin Pedroia hit fourth on Thursday, going 1-for-5 with a solo home run.

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Here is the full Red Sox lineup against the Astros:

Jacoby Ellsbury CF

Dustin Pedroia 2B

Adrian Gonzalez 1B

Kevin Youkilis 3B

JD Drew RF

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C

Josh Reddick LF

Marco Scutaro SS

Tim Wakefield P


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