Game over: Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 2: Nice day for Wright and Webster as the Sox win a game on the road. Back with more later on.
Middle of the 9th: Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 2: Jackie Bradley Jr. with an RBI single. The Sox will have Will Latimir to try to close it out.
Top of the 9th: Red Sox 3, Blue Jays 2: No changes here in Dunedin. Sox pitchers have allowed only seven hits.
Top of the 8th: Red Sox 3, Blue Jays 2: Sorry for the delay in updates, had to go to teh clubhouse to speak to Wright and Webster.
Wright had a brief coaching session with Tim Wakefield before the game. Wakefield watched him throw and suggested he move a little bit to the first base side of the rubber so he would center his arm middle of the plate.
Wright said the suggestion paid off. As for the game, both teams have substituted for their entire lineups.
Top of the 5th: Red Sox 2, Blue Jays 1: Webster struck out Arencibia and Lawrie and then got Rasmus on a grounder up the middle that Holt tracked down and made a nice throw across his body.
Lots to like about Webster, who hit 99 and was consistently 94-97.
Top of the 4th: Red Sox 2, Blue Jays 1: Allen Webster replaced Wright. He allowed a one-out RBI double by Cabrera. Then he came back to strike out Bautista and Encarnacion to end the inning.
Webster has a very good two-seam fastball.
Top of the 3rd: Red Sox 2, Jays 0: Solid outing for Wright, who struck out three in that inning. Rasmus had a single with two outs but Sierra struck out looking on a ball back to the backstop. Salty tracked it down and threw him out at first.
Middle of the 2nd: Red Sox 2, Jays 0: The Sox hit the ball hard again. Maier singled to left. Linares then crushed a ball to center that Rasmus tracked down. The wind kept it in the park. Ciriaco then grounded into a double play.
Top of the 2nd: Red Sox 2, Jays 0: Melky Cabrera doubled down the first-base line with one out. But Wright got Jose Bautista on a fly ball to center and Edwin Encarnacion on a comebacker to the mound.
Middle of the 1st: Red Sox 2, Jays 0: The Red Sox struck fast against Dickey, Holt and Bradley had singles. After Middlebrook hit a fly ball to left that was knocked down by the wind, Salty grounded an RBI single into right. Bradley went to third on the play and then scored on a wild pitch.
Overbay, a former Toronto player who was cheered by the crowd, walked. Gomes flied to right and Salty was gunned down (by a few feet) trying to tag up and go to third. Nice throw by Moises Sierra.
Pre-game: Greetings from Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in scenic Dunedin, Fla. The gun shop with the camouflage paint job is right down the street.
It’ll be Steven Wright against fellow knuckleballer R.A. Dickey for a few innings. We’ll have occasional updates as the game goes along.