Boston Red Sox (25-23)

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W 12-2
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Red Sox slugger Martinez sits because of sore back

TORONTO (AP) Boston Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez was held out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays because of a sore back. Manager Alex Cora said the two-time All-Star isn't likely to return to the lineup until Friday.

Martinez sat out the previous two games because of illness but had been expected to return Wednesday. He's hitting .308 with nine homers and 28 RBIs.

Manager Alex Cora said he was hesitant to play Martinez in Thursday's finale, citing Toronto's artificial surface and the early 12:37 p.m. gametime. The Red Sox begin a three-game series at Houston on Friday.

AVG: R. Devers.320
HR: M. Moreland13
RBI: M. Moreland32
SB: R. Devers6
W: M. Walden6
ERA: C. Sale4.31
Saves: R. Brasier6
K: C. Sale83
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .257 (5)
Runs: 253 (6)
Hits: 421 (7)
Home Runs: 67 (12)
Stolen Bases: 27 (8)
OBP: .342 (3)
SLG: .433 (11)
Total Bases: 711 (10)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.39 (17)
Runs Allowed: 228 (18)
Saves: 11 (21)
Strikeouts: 479 (1)
OpBA: .235 (7)
OBP: .310 (10)
SLG: .420 (16)
Run Support: 5.32 (5)
Date Player Transactions
5/20 S. León Reinstated from Paternity Leave List
5/20 D. Price Removed From 10-Day IL (Left elbow tendinitis)
5/19 Ó. Hernández Sent to Minors
5/19 J. Smith Sent to Minors
5/17 Ó. Hernández Purchased From Minors
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Date Player Status
5/4 T. Lin Sprained left knee (on 10-day DL)
5/3 D. Price off 10-day DL
4/20 M. Moreland Back spasms (day-to-day)
4/18 N. Eovaldi Loose bodies in right elbow (on 10-day DL)
4/18 E. Núñez off 10-day DL
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