Disclosure: I didn't get to watch this afternoon's game. I was taking in Opening Day at Frontier Field. That's why this recap is so late, and un-insightful. Apologies.
Final score: 5-0 (and it doesn't seem like it was even that close).
Scrolling through today's box score reveals one of two things: Either Happ, Delebar, Loup, and Santos (the pitchers for the Jays) and an unstoppable force as they blanked Boston, or the Sox batters just didn't show up today. Whatever the reason, Boston managed just two hits and three walks over nine innings. Ellsbury and Pedroia got the hits, if it matters.
The good news is that Lackey's stats make it seem as if he was pretty productive on the mound. He only pitched 4 1/3, but surrendered just 2 runs, 5 hits and struck out 8 Jays. That's a fantastic first step for the new Lackey era. The bad news is that he got pulled early after injuring his right arm. It appears to be a biceps injury, not elbow, but I think it's a little too early to give a sigh of relief. Stay tuned on that.
Aceves relieved Lackey, gave up 3 runs and struck out 5 batters of his own. Not that it matters since the Sox batters had no interest in winning this one.