Red Sox - 000 000 000 - 0 2 0 Blue Jays - 000 203 00x - 5 8 1John Lackey grabbed his right arm in pain after throwing an errant pitch to Jose Reyes in the bottom of the fifth inning. He (4.2-5-2-1-8, 76) left the game immediately.
Pitching coach Juan Nieves told NESN late in the game that it was (only) a biceps strain. Lackey will have an MRI tomorrow.
He felt kind of a cramping sensation. Obviously we took him out immediately, but once he was in the clubhouse here, he iced it down. That cramping went away. The strength test, at least in the training room, showed to be positive, in terms of full strength. We're going to get him back and get a full exam likely tomorrow.Lackey:
It was a pretty good cramp. It's all in the biceps. It's not the elbow. It's frustrating, and it was scary when it happened. It's sore, but hopefully not too serious.The Globe has more quotes from Lackey and Farrell.
For the Red Sox hitters, Jacoby Ellsbury doubled to start the game, and that was the Red Sox's only hit of the afternoon until Dustin Pedroia reached on an infield single with two outs in the ninth. Ellsbury also stole two bases. Shane Victornino walked twice.
J.A. Happ, Steve Delabar, Aaron Loup, and Sergio Santos stymied the Sox, striking out 11. Mike Napoli struck out three times. On the other side, 13 Toronto hitters struck out against Lackey (eight) and Alfredo Aceves (five).
J.P. Arencibia hit a two-run home run off Lackey in the fourth and Cody Rasmus added a three-run dong off Aceves in the sixth.
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