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Sox's Konerko hit by pitch in 4th inning, leaves game

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Paul Konerko

was hit in the left calf by a fourth-inning pitch from Boston's Andrew Miller Miller and and was forced out of Sunday's game, forcing

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Brent Lillibridge
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to make his major league debut at first base.

Lillibridge just started taking ground balls and working on footwork around the base two days ago in anticipation of an event such as Sunday's. With

Adam Dunn

playing as the DH, the Sox had no other experiuenced backup first basemen.

Konerko's injury was not considered serious after X-rays show no damage. However, he could be doubtful for Monday's first game against the

Yankees

.

Twitter @davandyck

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