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American League Preview from The Sports Network



Saturday, April 6th (All times eastern)

Boston Red Sox (3-1) at Toronto Blue Jays (1-3), 1:07 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Boston - John Lackey (0-0, 0.00) Toronto - J.A. Happ (0-0, 0.00)

(Sports Network) - John Lackey returns to the mound following Tommy John surgery and will start a new chapter in his career Saturday when the Boston Red Sox resume their weekend series against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Lackey had surgery following the 2011 season and missed all of 2012. The right-hander posted a 5.40 ERA in spring training. Lackey, who signed a five- year, $82.5 million contract in December 2009, is 5-7 with a 5.48 ERA in 19 career starts against Toronto.

Left-hander J.A. Happ, who was traded from Houston to the Blue Jays last July, counters for the Blue Jays. Happ went 3-2 with a 4.69 ERA in 10 games (6 starts) for Toronto after posting a 7-9 mark in 18 starts for the Astros in 2012. He's 0-1 in three games (2 starts) against Boston.

Last night, Mike Napoli hit a two-run shot and drove in three, as the Red Sox ensured a positive result in manager John Farrell's return to Toronto, with a 6-4 decision at Rogers Centre.

The 50-year-old Farrell led the Blue Jays to a 73-89 mark in 2012 and 154-170 record in two seasons at the helm, but bolted for the vacant BoSox post in late October.

Will Middlebrooks added an insurance homer, while Jacoby Ellsbury and Pedro Ciriaco each knocked in a run for the Red Sox, who had won two of three in the Bronx to begin 2013.

Junichi Tazawa (1-0) allowed a run in the seventh but picked up the win.

Jose Reyes finished a triple shy of the cycle, going 4-for-5 with a solo homer and two RBI for the Blue Jays, losers in three of four to start the year. Mark DeRosa also went deep and knocked in the other two runs.

Esmil Rogers (0-1) was charged with the deciding run while recording just two outs in the eighth.

Melky Cabrera is two hits away from 1,000 in his career.

Toronto was 11-7 last season versus the Red Sox.

04/06 10:28:39 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
Final
NYY 2
CHC 0
Final
DET 2
CLE 3
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
Final
TEX 3
SEA 2
Final
CWS 4
BOS 6
Final
HOU 4
KAN 6
8:10pm Wednesday
MIN 0
TOR 0
Final
ANA 5
OAK 4
Final
SDP 4
COL 2
Final
SFG 2
LOS 1
1:05pm Today
PHI
ATL
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CLE
 
1:10pm Today
MIN
TOR
 
2:05pm Today
TEX
SEA
 
3:45pm Today
SFG
LOS
 
6:40pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
STL
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
KAN
 
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
Final
MIL 103
ATL 111
Final
CLE 114
BRK 85
Final
MEM 106
DAL 105
Final
OKC 112
DET 111
Final
NOP 105
HOU 100
Final
SAN 100
LAL 113
Final
MIA 87
PHI 100
Final
NYK 95
TOR 92
Final
MIN 130
UTA 136
Final
BOS 102
WAS 118
Final
DEN 112
GSW 116
Final
POR 110
LAC 104
Final
SAC 99
PHO 104
Final
TAM 4
MON 5
Final
PIT 4
CLB 3
Final
ANA 4
DAL 3
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
PHI
8:00pm Tonight
STL
CHI
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR