• Adam Lind and Colby Rasmus were both given the day off on Thursday. The two have combined to go 6-for-44 against Red Sox starter Jon Lester in their careers. Both will be available off the bench and should return to the lineup Friday. Lind, who has hit lefties better this season despite weak career numbers against southpaws, is batting .372 since May 23.
• With Rajai Davis, Emilio Bonifacio and Jose Reyes in the lineup, the Blue Jays have three basestealing threats against catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who has the fourth-worst caught-stealing percentage among Major League catchers.
• Jose Bautista has averaged a home run every 1.65 games in Fenway Park. He has 14 homers in 34 career games entering Thursday.
• The Blue Jays are 29-12 when scoring first this season, but 10-26 when opponents score first.
• The Blue Jays have yet to lose a game this season when leading after seven innings.
Jason Mastrodonato is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @jmastrodonato. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.