Blue Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi:
We'd be stupid not to open it. ... You can call it gamesmanship or whatever but if it works to the advantage of us and we can do it, we'll do it. Unfortunately, it looks like it's going to rain.At 12:50 PM, it's warm and quite sunny a few miles west of Toronto.
Jon Lester threw for the second straight day on Wednesday, tossing from 90 feet for 12 minutes, and will likely throw again on Friday in Boston. Francona: "He's chomping at the bit. And he probably is fine, but better safe than sorry."