The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox last night on a solo home run from Adam Lind in the top of the ninth. It was one of the most complete performances from the Jays all year, starting with Mark Buehrle who went seven strong innings, but received a no decision. With the win, the Jays and Red Sox have split the first two games, with the deciding match happening today. If the Jays could come through with the victory, it would give them just their second series win all year.
The Blue Jays will give Chad Jenkins his first start of the season today; he’s set to become the ninth different starter and 22nd pitcher used for the Jays this season. He’ll go up against Canadian Ryan Dempster who is having a solid year with a 2-3 record with an ERA under three. The Jays also are going to give Melky Cabrera another start in the lead off position, while Jose Bautista will be batting second again. This is an experiment the John Gibbons hopes will provide more offence at the top of the order. This also means that J.P. Arrencibia will be batting cleanup in the rubber match at Fenway.
The Jays have had some bad news in the last 24 hours. Rajai Davis left last night’s game with an injury, and it was announced today that he would go on the 15 day DL with a left oblique stain. Brandon Morrow was supposed to start today, but he’s still not one hundred percent, but he’s hopeful he will start Sunday.
The rain in Boston looks like it’s going to hold off until the end of the game, and that’s a great sign for both teams.
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