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Sox pitchers have 232 strikeouts, their most ever for a month . . . Bedard and Ryan Dempster were the first Canadian pitchers to oppose each other at Fenway . . . This season marks the 40th anniversary of the designated hitter and on May 8 the Red Sox will bring their first DH, Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda, to Fenway Park. Cepeda hit .289 with 20 homers and 86 RBIs for the Sox in 1973. It was his only season with the team. The “Baby Bull” is now 75 . . . Daniel Nava will throw out the first pitch on Opening Day of the RBI League at Jim Rice Field in Roxbury on Saturday.