BOSTON - There have been other firsts associated with this comeback: first time in uniform. First hit. First home run, which came, magically, in the season opener in Baltimore.
BOSTON - Edward Mujica threw a bullpen session Tuesday afternoon to test the right oblique strain that took him out of Saturday's game.
BOSTON - In Toronto last Saturday, after a rough first inning in which he allowed three runs, there were positive signs for Clay Buchholz, who finished with six shutout innings.
BOSTON - In the first inning, there was the runner left stranded at third. In the second, despite scoring two runs, one more baserunner was left at second.