The Sox optioned Heath Hembree back to Pawtucket and called up Edwin Escobar to replace him in the bullpen.
David Ortiz, who had missed the previous two games after fouling a ball off his right foot Sunday, returns to the lineup Wednesday.
Mike Napoli blasted a 451-foot home run Tuesday night into the Rogers Centre fifth deck. But that's not the furthest home run hit there by a Red Sox player.
3 takes from Tuesday: 1. Boost from Betts' speed. 2. Pedroia's bat coming around. 3. Still waiting for Middlebrooks.