Oakland first baseman Brandon Moss and right fielder Josh Reddick, who both came up in the Red Sox organization, joined first base coach Tye Waller at Boston Children’s Hospital to visit 11-year Aaron Hern, who was wounded in last week’s Marathon bombings.
Hern, who is from Martinez, Calif., was hit by shrapnel as he waited for his mother Katherine to finish the race, and sustained a deep wound to his left thigh. He has had several surgeries but is making strides in his recovery.
“Just an incredible kid, incredible family,” Moss said. “The way he’s handling this whole situation, the circumstances he’s been given, I don’t think I’ve ever been more impressed by a kid or a family.”
Lackey looks good
John Lackey made a rehab start for Double A Portland and looked good against Binghamton. The righthander, who left his start April 6 with a strained biceps, threw 3⅔ scoreless innings. Lackey allowed three hits, walked two, and struck out five. He threw 67 pitches, 45 strikes . . . Lefthander Franklin Morales (sore left pectoral) had his latest rehab start delayed . . . Lefthander Craig Breslow, who is coming back from a sore shoulder, will start a rehab assignment in Portland Tuesday, then pitch for Triple A Pawtucket Saturday . . . Napoli’s grand slam in the fifth was the first for the Red Sox against Oakland since Sept. 5, 2000 when Manny Alexander connected off Kevin Appier . . . Jacoby Ellsbury has hit safely in 12 straight games, the longest active streak in the AL . . . Dustin Pedroia was 0 for 5, ending a 28-game streak of reaching base dating to last season . . . Jonny Gomes spent the afternoon with his wife, Kristi, and joined the team just before game time. The couple had a daughter, Capri, on Monday . . . Six Watertown police officers were introduced after the third inning and received a thunderous ovation from a crowd appreciative of their bravery in the recent crisis.