BOSTON -- After a day of rest, J.D. Drew was back in the Red Sox's lineup on Sunday, hoping the hits will start falling. The left-handed hitter is hitting .158 with two homers and seven RBIs, the bulk of that production coming from one hit -- a grand slam.
"I'm getting there, you know? I still have a ways to go, but it' not bad," said Drew, who singled in his first at-at Sunday. "Could be better, could be worse. I just have to continue to do what I'm doing. See the ball and hit it. I've felt better the last week or so. Things will turn around."
Drew doesn't feel he's that far off.
"I was just fouling off some pitches that were right there, that I should have been putting in play," he said. "Other than that, it was just a string of not putting the ball in play and things like that. I feel like I've done a better job of that over about the last week."
The beginning of the season is probably the hardest time for a player to slump.
"Everything is so magnified, not just from [the media], but from myself as well," Drew said. "You look up and see your numbers, but you've only got 50 or 60 at-bats. I kind of remind myself that I've got 500 or 600 at-bats left to go. I just need to get some multihit games in there. That would be nice."
Drew went 2-for-4 on Sunday for his first multihit game of the season.