Final: Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 3

Game over: Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 3: The Sox tacked on two in the seventh. Jon Diaz drove one in with a groundout before Lyle Overbay had a sacrifice fly.

Allen Webster went the final three innings. His line: 3 innings, 3 hits, 1 run, 0 earned runs, 0 walks and 3 strikeouts.

His line for the spring: 11 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 14 K.

Top of the 7th: Red Sox 3, Jays 2: Andrew Bailey worked around a two-out double by Jimenez. The Red Sox then went in order. Allen Webster now pitching for the Sox.

Top of the 6th: Red Sox 3, Jays 2: Andrew Miller, who has been lights out this spring, allowed a two-run homer by Jim Negrych, a lefty hitter with no big league experience.


The Sox loaded the bases with one out when Pedroia walked, Napoli doubled and Middlebrooks walked. But Sweeney, who had been 2 for 2, bounced into a 4-6-3 double play.

Bailey pitching now.

Top of the 5th: Red Sox 3, Jays 0: Buchholz worked around a double by Bautista by getting Jimenez and Thole on grounders to second.

In the bottom of the inning, Middlebrooks doubled high off the wall in center and scored on a single by Sweeney.

Sweeney went to second on the throw and third on a single by Lavanway. But Ciriaco popped up and Ellsbury grounded out to end the inning.

Top of the 4th: Red Sox 2, Jays 0: Buchholz allowed singles by Goins and Negrych before getting Gose to ground into a doule play.

In the bottom of the inning, the Sox had a runner on first and two outs when singles by Nava and Pedroia scored a run. Napoli followed with a shot to left that scored Nava. But Napoli took a wide turn around first and was thrown out going back to the base to end the inning.

Top of the 3rd: Jays 0, Red Sox 0: Buchholz set the Jays down in order again. The third out came thanks to a diving catch at shortstop by Pedro Ciriaco. That stole a hit from Andy LaRoche. The Sox got a two-out double from Sweeney, the ball banging off the wall in left. But Gomes grounded to third.


Top of the 2nd: Jays 0, Red Sox 0: Buchholz retired the side in order on 10 pitches. The Sox also went down 1-2-3 against Germano.

Bob Lobel is doing the public address announcing for this game. The retired Boston television legend is a candidate for the job at Fenway Park.

Pre-game: Greetings from JetBlue Park, where it’s overcast with occasional drizzle. The Red Sox will send Clay Buchholz against the well-traveled Justin Germano, who was 9-4, 2.40 in 17 games for Triple-A Pawtucket last season.

The game is not on TV or radio but we will have updates here. So stick around and we’ll do our best to help you waste time at work.

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