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An inning-by-inning look at the Jays win over the Red Sox

A look at the key moments in Saturday's 5-0 win by the Blue Jays

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FIRST INNING J.A. Happ, the fifth member of the Blue Jays vaunted starting rotation whose strong spring resulted in the demotion of Ricky Romero, allowed a leadoff double to Jacoby Ellsbury. The lefty shut the door after that, recording two strikeouts along the way. In this photo, Happ throws against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning. Things looked promising for the Blue Jays when Jose Reyes led off with a single to left field, his fifth hit of the series, and then stole second. Boston starter John Lackey recovered to retire the next three Toronto batters. Edwin Encarnacion was the third out as the Toronto cleanup hitter could not hold back on a pitch low and away. Red Sox 0, Blue Jays 0


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SECOND INNING Jose Reyes continues to sparkle defensively for Toronto. The shortstop ranged to both his left and his right to snag ground balls and then made strong, accurate throws to first base to record the final two Boston outs. Lackey continued to make things look easy for Boston, getting Lind out on a soft comebacker to the mound. Lind is now 0-for-14 to start the season. Lackey followed that up with strikeouts of J.P. Arencibia and Mark DeRosa (looking). In this photo Reyes is safe stealing second as Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia waits for the throw from home plate during the first inning. Red Sox 0, Blue Jays 0.


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THIRD INNING Encarnacion came up huge defensively for Toronto as the first baseman managed to short-hop a drive off the bat of Ellsbury with the defence pulled in to try to prevent Pedro Ciriaco from scoring from third base. Ciriaco was off running when he saw the ball struck to the right side and Encarnacion came home with a good throw. Arencibia was able to apply the tag on the sliding baserunner to record the out. A two-out rally then fell short for Toronto after back-to-back singles by Reyes and Rajai Davis when Lackey struck out Melky Cabrera on a wicked curve ball. Red Sox 0, Blue Jays 0


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FOURTH INNING Happ struckout the side in Mike Napoli, Will Middlebrooks and Jonny Gomes to lift his total to six on the afternoon. His record for most strikeouts in a game is 10. J.P. Arencibia, who came into the afternoon hitting .333, clubbed his third home run of the season, a two-run shot to straightaway centre, to give the Blue Jays the lead. Red Sox 0, Blue Jays 2


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FIFTH INNING Happ continues to cruise, three-up and three down, while bad news strikes the Red Sox. With one out, Lackey almost hits Reyes with a pitch that drifts inside and the Boston pitcher immediately starts to grab at his right (throwing) arm, in obvious discomfort. This is not good for the veteran, who was making his first start after missing all last season recovering from Tommy John surgery. Boston manager John Farrell immediately rushes from the dugout to a chorus of boos from the large crowd to see to his pitcher, and Lackey is done for the afternoon after suffering a right biceps strain. Alfredo Aceves comes on in relief and the Red Sox get out of the inning. Red Sox 0, Blue Jays 2


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SIXTH INNING A tiring Happ bounces ball four into the dirt to Shane Victorino and that was enough for Toronto manager John Gibbons, who came out to get his pitcher, who allowed just one hit on the day. Steve Delabar comes on in relief with one out and one on. Victorino was then thrown out trying to steal second as Emilio Bonifacio somehow got the tag down after accepting a poor one-hop throw from Arencibia. Colby Rasmus only has two hits on the year for Toronto, and both are home runs after he crunched a three-run shot to centre off Aceves to extend the Blue Jays lead. Red Sox 0, Blue Jays 5.


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SEVENTH INNING Delabar continues his solid relief outing, retiring the side in order and all four of the batters he would face in the game after entering in the sixth. Aceves receives a boost in the bottom of the inning when Victorino is sent scampering back in rightfield to make a warning track catch of a loud fly ball off the bat of Davis leading off. In this photo Aceves looks on Rasmus, centre, rounds the bases after hitting a homerun during sixth inning. Red Sox 0, Blue Jays 5.


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EIGHTH INNING Aaron Loup, the Louisiana lefty with the quasi-sidearm delivery, came on to stymie the Red Sox, striking out David Ross and Jackie Bradley Jr., both times looking. Ciriaco then sent a sizzler back up the middle that Loup calmly gloved and then made the toss to first base for the third out. Arencibia punched out a one-out double for Toronto for his second hit of the game but was left stranded after Mark DeRosa was caught looking at third strike and Rasmus grounded out. In this photo, Boston manager John Farrell reacts in the dugout during eighth inning. Red Sox 0, Blue Jays 5


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NINTH INNING Sergio Santos was sent in for mop up duty in a non-save situation for Toronto, looking to atone on his previous outing against Cleveland when he surrendered the winning home run in extras. Santos took care of David Ross and Bradley Jr., both on called third strikes before Dustin Pedroia got on board with an infield hit. Mike Napoli then lifted a long drive to right centre that was tracked down at the wall in spectacular fashion by Rasmus to end the game. With the weekend series tied 1-1 the Jays will look for victory in Sunday’s rubber match. Red Sox 0, Blue Jays 5. Attendance: 45,797.


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