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Middlebrooks was 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Red Sox win over Houston Friday night.
Ross was 4-for-4 with three runs scored and a pair of solo home runs in Boston's 7-3 win over the Astros Friday night.
Ellsbury was 2-for-5 with a run scored, and a stolen base in the Red Sox 7-3 win over Houston Friday night.
Dempster picked up his first win of the season, allowing two runs on four hits while walking three and striking out 10 over six innings as Boston downed the Astros 7-3 Friday night.
Victorino (back) is not in the lineup Friday, but manager John Farrell said the issue is not to the point of requiring a DL stint, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com
Morales (chest) is likely weeks away from returning after his recent setback, WEEI.com
Bard may have an opportunity to secure a regular spot in the Red Sox's bullpen again, WEEI.com
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.