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Game 5: Red Sox at Blue Jays

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  April 6, 2013 09:15 AM

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Good morning. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (3-1)
Ellsbury CF
Victorino RF
Pedroia 2B
Napoli 1B
Middlebrooks 3B
Gomes DH
Ross C
Bradley Jr. LF
Ciriaco SS
Pitching: RHP John Lackey (12-12, 6.41 in 2011).

BLUE JAYS (1-3)Reyes SS
Davis RF
Cabrera LF
Encarnacion 1B
Lind DH
Arencibia C
DeRosa 3B
Rasmus CF
Bonifacio 2B
Pitching: LHP J.A. Happ (10-11, 4.79 in 2012).

Game time: 1:07 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Happ: Gomes 0-8, Ellsbury 2-6, Pedroia 3-3, Salty 0-2, Victorino 1-2, Ciriaco 0-1.

Blue Jays vs. Lackey: Cabrera 12-33, Bautista 5-21, David 10-26, Lind 14-26, Encarnacion 5-17, Izturis 1-9, DeRosa 4-8, Arencibia 0-6, Blanco 1-6, Reyes 1-4.

Stat of the Day: Counting spring training, Koji Uehara has thrown 11.2 scoreless innings and put only six runners on base while striking out 14.

Notes: Lackey is making his first start since Sept 25, 2011. He had Tommy John elbow surgery after that season. ... Lackey is 5-7, 5.48 in 19 career starts against Toronto. ... Happ is 0-1, 6.92 in three career appearances against the Sox. ... Happ had a very strong spring training, posting a 1.90 ERA over 23.2 innings. ... The Sox have averaged 5.75 runs over their first four games despite being 13 of 53 (.245) with runners in scoring position and leaving 43 runners on base. ... Victorino is 7 of 20 in four games with four RBIs and three runs scored. ... Sox pitchers have struck out 35 and walked 12. ... The Sox are 102-83 at the Rogers Centre. ... Bradley has seen 77 pitches in 19 plate appearances.

Song of the Day: "Come Back" by The J. Geils Band.

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