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Ortiz continued his torrid start, going 2-for-5 with a double, a homer and four RBI in Boston's loss to Toronto.
Gomes hit his first homer of the season Tuesday night in Boston's loss to Toronto. He didn't start the game and entered in place of Mike Carp.
Carp hit his first home run of the season Tuesday, finishing 1-for-2 against the Blue Jays.
Hanrahan (hamstring) pitched Tuesday after being activated from the disabled list earlier in the day. He came into the game with the Red Sox down one run in the eighth inning against the Blue Jays and gave up an earned run on two hits in one inning of work without recording a strikeout.
Lester surrendered six runs (five earned) on six hits and two walks while striking out five over six innings Tuesday against the Blue Jays.
Victorino's (back) fate will be decided Thursday - either he will land on the disabled list or the Red Sox will allow him to take the field, the Boston Globe
Victorino will miss a fifth game in a row Tuesday due to stiffness in his lower back, WEEI
Bailey will hold onto the Red Sox's closer's role, despite the activation of Joel Hanrahan (hamstring) from the DL on Tuesday, MassLive.com
Hanrahan (hamstring) was activated from the disabled list Tuesday, the MassLive.com
Cecchini was named the Carolina League Player of the Week for the period of Apr. 22 through 28, the Boston Globe
Victorino intends to return to the lineup during the Red Sox's upcoming three-game series against the Blue Jays, which commences Tuesday, the Boston Herald
Nava went 2-for-4 with a double and three runs scored in Boston's 6-1 win over Houston on Sunday. He's slashing .310/.407/.535 with four homers and 16 RBI through 21 games.
Ranaudo retired the first 13 batters he faced and pitched six scoreless innings Saturday for Double-A Portland. He gave up two hits, walked none and struck out nine.
Lackey (biceps), making his first start since coming off the disabled list, allowed one run on five hits and two walks while striking out four in six innings in a win over Houston on Sunday.