Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 9/8/12
BOSTON -- For the first time in nearly a year, John Lackey took the mound at Fenway Park. Unfortunately for the hurler, it was only to toss batting practice and not pitch against the Blue Jays. But it was still a momentous step for Lackey. At roughly 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, he unleashed 15 pitches against his teammates, his first taste of pitching against live hitting since last September against the Yankees. "He looked OK," Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said. "Considering, you know, it’s the first time. His breaking ball was really good, which is usually the last thing....

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