Found September 08, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
The Blue Jays lineup is starting to look a little more like it should. To be fully restored, of course, it would require the presence of Jose Bautista, but he is out for the season after having surgery on his left wrist. But catcher J.P. Arencibia and third baseman Brett Lawrie returned from injury Friday night and the batting order just looked better for their presence. Lawrie returned to the leadoff spot and started the game with a double and scored the game's first run as the Blue Jays went on to beat the Red Sox 7-5. He also made a nice play in the field. Although Arencibia was 0-for-4, he caught the whole game as he returned from a fractured right hand. Combined, the two went 1-for-9 but it was a start. They gave Toronto some right-handed bats in the batting order that have been lacking since injuries kicked a big hole in the lineup. "Without a doubt," manager John Farrell said. "That's not to slight anybody else on this club. But w...
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