Boston Red SoxThe Boston Red Sox headed up to Dunedin yesterday to take on the Toronto Blue Jays and came away winners 6-4 behind the bat of Jed Lowrie.

Lowrie went 3-for-4 with 2 doubles, a home run and 2 RBIs to lead the way for the Red Sox. Chris Carter added 2 hits and 2 RBIs. The Red Sox had three home runs off of Jays starter Roy Halladay with the third one coming of the bat of Jeff Bailey who also had 2 hits.

Justin Masterson got the start for the Sox and he went 3 innings, allowing 3 runs on 6 hits while striking out 3. Daniel Bard followed him with 2 innings of work, allowing 2 hits while walking one and striking out 2. Michael Bowden was up next for the Red Sox and he went 3 innings, giving up a run on 4 hits and striking out 3. Hunter Jones allowed a hit and struck out one to pick up his second save of the spring.

The Red Sox are back in Ft. Myers today to take on the Minnesota Twins in the Mayor’s Cup which stands at 1-1. Josh Beckett will get the start and Jonathon Papelbon, Takashi Saito, Hideko Okajima, Jinuchi Tazawa and Wes Littleton are also scheduled to pitch. The game will be broadcast live on NESN and and will also be available in Minnesota on FSN. For those at work, WRKO in Boston will have the game on your AM radio dial.

Other than the game in Dunedin, things were relatively quiet at Sox camp.

Dustin Pedroia is expected to take batting practice on Thursday after feeling much better while Julio Lugo will have his surgery today. Also, John Smoltz will finally get on the mound, throwing a bullpen session in 9 days.

Red Sox in the WBC news and links after the jump.

There’s not much to report on the Sox players in the WBC as Javier Lopez didn’t see any action in Puerto Rico’s 2-0 loss to Venezuela. Next up for Lopez and Puerto Rico is a matchup with Kevin Youkilis and Team USA to see who goes to the semifinals of the WBC. That game is tonight at 7 PM and will be shown live on the MLB Network.

Here some photos from Anthony of the Oriole Post from Sunday’s loss to the Orioles.

Details and quotes from Matsuzaka’s WBC outing [Extra Bases]

Pitching Updates [Extra Bases]

More positive signs for Red Sox staff [Boston Herald]

Terry Francona Holds Breath [Boston Herald]

Kevin Youkilis no fan of lacking support [Boston Herald]

Bard blazing his trail [Boston Globe]

Making his pitches count [Boston Globe]

Carter hopes to make it with Red Sox [AP]

Will the other ace be here? [Full Count]

Your daily dose of Junichi Tazawa [Full Count]

Smoltz is nine days away from first bullpen session [Providence Journal]

Pedroia is feeling better, but still not allowed on the field [Providence Journal]

Masterson, Bard and Bowden are impressive against Jays [Providence Journal]

Huntzinger settles in as Red Sox prospect [Anderson Herald Bulletin]

Audit questions Boston Red Sox spring training complex financing [Naples Daily News]