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Carp started in left field Thursday while Daniel Nava moved to right to replace the injured Shane Victorino (back). He went 2-for-4 with a double, and RBI and two runs scored in Boston's win over Houston.
Ortiz had three hits, including his first homer of the year, in four at-bats Thursday night in Boston's win over Houston. He drove in two runs and scored three.
Bard finished off Boston's 7-2 win over Houston on Thursday with a scoreless inning. It was Bard's first appearance since being called up from Double-A Portland on Wednesday.
Buchholz improved to 5-0 on Thursday, giving up two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out 10 in 7.2 innings in Boston's win over Houston.
Middlebrooks was dropped to eighth in the batting order Thursday night and went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Boston's win over Houston.
Lackey (biceps) threw 50 pitches in a bullpen session on Thursday and is still on track to start Sunday against the Astros, according to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com
Lavarnway was offically called up from Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday and will likely be returned to the minors on Sunday, according to the Boston Herald
Victorino (back) will not return to the Red Sox lineup until he is "symptom-free," according to manager John Farrell, the Boston Herald
Bradley has six hits in 15 at-bats in four games since his demotion to Triple-A Pawtucket. He's also walked four times, knocked in two runs and scored two runs.
Aceves' demotion to Triple-A Pawtucket was performance-based, and not punitive or disciplinary in nature, according to a Red Sox team source, Comcast SportsNet New England
Ellsbury stole his 10th base of the season Wednesday in Boston's win over Oakland. He leads MLB in stolen bases and hasn't been caught yet.
Carp replaced Shane Victorino after the latter was removed from Wednesday night's game due to aggravating a back injury.