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Mike Napoli helps Red Sox beat Blue Jays 5-3

  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz throws a pitch in the first inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz throws a pitch in the first inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz throws a pitch in the first inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz throws a pitch in the first inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Toronto Blue Jays' Ryan Goins, right, throws to first after forcing out Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt at second on a double play in the fifth inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. Boston's Ryan Sweeney was out at first to end the inning. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Toronto Blue Jays' Ryan Goins, right, throws to first after forcing out Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt at second on a double play in the fifth inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. Boston's Ryan Sweeney was out at first to end the inning. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia hits a single to score teammate Jacoby Ellsbury in the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia hits a single to score teammate Jacoby Ellsbury in the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Toronto Blue Jays' Jim Negrych loses his helmet while diving back to first base after leading off on the play after reaching first on a single in the second inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Toronto Blue Jays' Jim Negrych loses his helmet while diving back to first base after leading off on the play after reaching first on a single in the second inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Boston Red Sox's Will Middlebrooks slides into home plate to score in a single by Ryan Sweeney in the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox's Will Middlebrooks slides into home plate to score in a single by Ryan Sweeney in the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Justin Germano throws a pitch in the second inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Justin Germano throws a pitch in the second inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia, left, throws to first base on a double play as Toronto Blue Jays' Jim Negrych is out at second in the third  inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia, left, throws to first base on a double play as Toronto Blue Jays' Jim Negrych is out at second in the third inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz plays in a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz plays in a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Justin Germano plays in a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Justin Germano plays in a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Boston Red Sox's Ryan Sweeney, left, is high-fived by first base coach Arnie Beyeler after hitting a double in the second inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox's Ryan Sweeney, left, is high-fived by first base coach Arnie Beyeler after hitting a double in the second inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Boston Red Sox's Daniel Nava hits a single in the third inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox's Daniel Nava hits a single in the third inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons walks off the field following a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons walks off the field following a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Boston Red Sox's Jacoby Ellsbury scores off a single by Dustin Pedroia in the third inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox's Jacoby Ellsbury scores off a single by Dustin Pedroia in the third inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Bautista, plays in a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Bautista, plays in a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons walks off the field during a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons walks off the field during a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia plays in a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia plays in a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Toronto Blue Jays' Jim Negrych plays in a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Toronto Blue Jays' Jim Negrych plays in a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Toronto Blue Jays' Ryan Goins plays in a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Toronto Blue Jays' Ryan Goins plays in a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Boston Red Sox's Ryan Sweeney plays in a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox's Ryan Sweeney plays in a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Toronto Blue Jays' Lance Zawadzki plays in a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Toronto Blue Jays' Lance Zawadzki plays in a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Boston Red Sox's Lyle Overbay high-fives teammates after the Sox won 5-3 in a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox's Lyle Overbay high-fives teammates after the Sox won 5-3 in a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell leaves the dugout after a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell leaves the dugout after a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz throws a pitch in the first inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz throws a pitch in the first inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Toronto Blue Jays' Ryan Goins, right, throws to first after forcing out Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt at second on a double play in the fifth inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. Boston's Ryan Sweeney was out at first to end the inning. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia hits a single to score teammate Jacoby Ellsbury in the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Toronto Blue Jays' Jim Negrych loses his helmet while diving back to first base after leading off on the play after reaching first on a single in the second inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Red Sox's Will Middlebrooks slides into home plate to score in a single by Ryan Sweeney in the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Justin Germano throws a pitch in the second inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia, left, throws to first base on a double play as Toronto Blue Jays' Jim Negrych is out at second in the third  inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz plays in a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Justin Germano plays in a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Red Sox's Ryan Sweeney, left, is high-fived by first base coach Arnie Beyeler after hitting a double in the second inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Red Sox's Daniel Nava hits a single in the third inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons walks off the field following a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Red Sox's Jacoby Ellsbury scores off a single by Dustin Pedroia in the third inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Bautista, plays in a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons walks off the field during a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia plays in a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Toronto Blue Jays' Jim Negrych plays in a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Toronto Blue Jays' Ryan Goins plays in a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Red Sox's Ryan Sweeney plays in a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Toronto Blue Jays' Lance Zawadzki plays in a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Red Sox's Lyle Overbay high-fives teammates after the Sox won 5-3 in a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell leaves the dugout after a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Mike Napoli played consecutive games for the first time this spring training and had a run-scoring single and a double, helping the Boston Red Sox over the Toronto Blue Jays, 5-3, yesterday.

Napoli, diagnosed with avascular necrosis in both hips during his offseason contract negotiations with the Red Sox, is batting .429 (6-for-14) with two homers and six RBIs.

Winner Clay Buchholz allowed three hits in four scoreless innings, while loser Justin Germano, making his first exhibition start of the year, gave up two runs and five hits in three innings.

Boston built a 3-0 lead when Dustin Pedroia and Napoli hit consecutive RBI singles in the third, and Ryan Sweeney singled in a run in the fourth against Claudio Vargas.

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