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Nava piling up the RBIs for Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  May 11, 2013 01:21 AM

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A few postgame notes:

Daniel Nava has 23 RBIs in 30 games. That's second on the team to Mike Napoli. Nobody saw that coming when spring training started. He's hitting .297/.398/.515.

David Ortiz was 0 for 3 with an intentional walk. He is hitless in his last 16 at-bats, leaving 16 runners on base and getting only three balls out of the infield.

The Sox are now 5-2 against the Blue Jays, outscoring them 44-20. Toronto has been shut out four times this season. The Jays have lost three straight, seven of 10 and 11 of 15.

Hanrahan update: The righthander's first season pitching for the Red Sox is about to be over.

Hanrahan returned to Fenway Park during the victory against the Blue Jays. He is expected to meet with team officials on Saturday to make a final decision. Several team sources said there was little choice but to have surgery.

The non-surgical approach option would mean at least 10-12 weeks on the disabled list with no guarantee of success.

Most pitchers, teammate Ryan Dempster and Yankees lefthander Andy Pettitte being two examples, have come back and pitched well after the surgery. The rehabilitation period is six months.

The injury could not be more poorly timed for the 31-year-old Hanrahan, who will be a free agent after the season. He avoided arbitration in January, agreeing to a one-year contract worth $7.04 million.

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