BOSTON -- After missing the final two games of the White Sox series with flu-like symptoms, Kevin Youkilis returned to the Red Sox's lineup for the team's Monday bout with the Orioles at Fenway Park.

"He called this morning and kept enough food down where he felt strong enough and felt good enough where he's ready to go," manager Terry Francona said.

Youkilis went 2-for-4 with an RBI in his last outing, an 8-0 win over Chicago on Friday. On the year, he's batting .318 with 24 home runs and 94 RBIs.