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Afternoon Red Sox Delight – 4/5

After taking two-of-three in New York, the Boston Red Sox head north of the border. Tonight, they'll take on the Toronto Blue Jays in the first game of a three-game set at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The Red Sox pregame show will start on NESN at 6 p.m. First pitch is scheduled for 7:07 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Blue Jays television market, you can catch the game on Rogers SportsNet. And if you can't catch the game on television, you can always listen on the 2013 Red Sox Radio Network.

Felix Doubront makes his first start of 2013 for the Red Sox. He made four starts against the Jays last year and was 1-2 with a 5.91 ERA. He's made nine career appearances (four starts) against them and is 2-2 with a 5.40 ERA. He's made four appearances (two starts) at Rogers Centre where he is 2-0 with a 4.05 ERA.

Josh Johnson makes his Blue Jays debut after coming over in a trade from the Miami Marlins in an offseason trade. He picked up the win in his lone start of 2012 against the Red Sox after allowing one run in seven innings of work. He's made two career starts against the Red Sox and is 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA (4 ER/14 IP).

To see today's lineups, batter/pitcher matchups as well as the links from the overnight and morning from the local media, please click on the continue reading button below if you're on the home page.

Boston Red Sox2-1 Toronto Blue Jays1-2
1. Jacoby Ellsbury CF 1. Jose Reyes SS
2. Daniel Nava LF 2. Emilio Bonifacio 2B
3. Dustin Pedroia 2B 3. Melky Cabrera LF
4. Mike Napoli 1B 4. Edwin Encarnacion 1B
5. Jarrod Saltalamacchia C 5. J.P. Arencibia C
6. Will Middlebrooks 3B 6. Rajai Davis LF
7. Shane Victorino RF 7. Colby Rasmus CF
8. Jackie Bradley, Jr. LF 8. Mark DeRosa DH
9. Jose Iglesias DH 9. Macier Izturis 3B
Felix Doubront SP Josh Johnson SP

And here is how the hitters have fared against the starting pitchers during the regular season over their careers.

Boston Red Sox @ Toronto Blue Jays batter/pitcher matchups

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Oh Canada! Toronto's obsession with John Farrell continues tonight [clubhouse insider]

Felix Doubront's goal: Be more economical for Red Sox [clubhouse insider]

John Farrell on return to Toronto: "It's good to be back" [clubhouse insider]

Experience on Doubront's side in 2013 season [csn new england]

Menino predicts World Series title for Red Sox [csn new england]

Farrell heads back to Toronto with Red Sox [espn boston]

Lucchino: Sellout streak a top achievement [espn boston]

Red Sox tab three for Fenway PA duties [espn boston]

A 'scoundrel' returns to Toronto [extra bases]

. . . And Red Sox fans wanna puke [extra bases]

Drew, Ortiz stay on track with rehabs [extra bases]

Red Sox minor-leaguer Mike Flacco, brother of Joe, decides to retire [full count]

Felix Doubront’s Pitch Efficiency Will Be Critical for Sophomore to Take Next Step in 2013 [nesn.com]

John Farrell Ready to Assume Role of ‘Villain or the Bad Guy’ When Red Sox Square Off With Blue Jays [nesn.com]

A Series Matter: Red Sox-Blue Jays and Villains [projo sox blog]

Drew on track for Monday return, Ortiz for Monday extended spring game [projo sox blog]

Lackey set for first start since 2011 [projo sox blog]

Lucchino says keeping Bradley 'an easy decision' [redsox.com]

Lucchino: Sellout streak coming to end [redsox.com]

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