TORONTO -- Painful lessons learned in the past are keeping Adam Lind confident his chronically injured back wont send him on what has become an annual trip to the disabled list. Tyler Russell Mississippi State Jersey . The Toronto Blue Jays first baseman left Sundays 5-4 loss in Boston after feeling strain in the middle of his back. The 29-year-old, who added he had to wait four innings for a doctor to see him, said he was distraught over what he thought was the return of an injury that has haunted him for the last couple seasons. "Im in a better mental situation than I was yesterday. I was pretty rattled and shook up. I feel better and I hope its only a couple of days," he said Monday before the Blue Jays opened a four-game series at home to the Detroit Tigers. Back spasms landed Lind on the DL in 2011 and again in 2012. On Sunday, Lind said he woke up with the strain, but that it went away during batting practice. Lind added he has played through back issues already this season, but that the pain flared up after he chased Ryan Lavarnways double down the right-field line and forced him to leave in the second inning. He was replaced at first base by catcher Josh Thole, who in the ninth inning failed to field a grounder from Shane Victorino that scored the winning run for Boston. The result didnt help Linds frustration, but that he thinks a couple days off will make the difference. The last trips to the disabled list came from playing through the injury, a mistake Lind said he wont repeat. "Few extra innings results in a month on the DL, so I didnt want to put myself through that again. It just wasnt the smart thing to do," he said. Lind isnt the only Blue Jay suddenly on the mend. Slugger Edwin Encarnacion was pulled moments before Mondays game with left hamstring tightness. Toronto manager John Gibbons said Encarnacion, who is also working through a sore wrist that is keeping him from fielding, is day-to-day and that the team doesnt expect to make any roster moves. A healthy Lind has had a resurgent season with the Blue Jays. His .327 batting average, albeit with 223 at-bats, is tied for fifth in the majors. Lind also has 11 homers and 33 RBIs. Thats a big increase from last season, when Lind hit just .255. Lind, who has yet to be examined by the team doctor, doesnt expect to return to the disabled list. He said staying healthy was the goal he set for himself before the season began. "Im hoping to avoid that for myself and to show the organization that I can be on the active roster for the whole season." Everett Golson Notre Dame Jersey . The Mercedes duo of three-time Canadian Grand Prix champion Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg has won all six races to start the season, finishing one-two in the last five. Ole Miss Rebels Jerseys . Amare Stoudemire had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Carmelo Anthony scored 21 and the New York Knicks won their eighth straight game, 93-92 over Philadelphia on Friday night, sending the Sixers to their 23rd straight loss.Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Cheers quickly turned to boos once Michael Baiamonte announced the rest of the Cleveland Cavaliers starting lineup. Dwyane Wade then went and shot the lights out in the first half. Literally. And once LeBron James finally helped put the Cavs in front early in the fourth quarter, the Miami Heat had one last surge in them. Wade netted 24 of his 31 points in the first half and the Heat spoiled James return to South Beach with a 101-91 win over the Cavaliers. James, who helped the Heat to a quartet of NBA Finals appearances and a pair of titles during his four-year stay with Miami, was the first Cleveland player introduced out of its starting five. He was greeted with a standing ovation with a scattering of boos, but James wasnt able to fully sink in the reaction as Baiamonte quickly went through the rest of Clevelands lineup. The cheer was more elongated midway through the opening frame when the Heat played a video tribute. James acknowledged the applause by waving to the crowd. James finished with 30 points and eight assists. Wade was a blistering 10-of-16 in the first half, helping the Heat build a margin as high as 17 in the opening 24 minutes before they took a 13-point advantage into the locker room. The start of the second half was delayed due to a power outage which caused the lights to go out. James and Wade were seen conversing, joking and laughing on the scorers table while both teams were waiting for the second half to begin. James fastbreak dunk at the 11:20 mark of the fourth staked Cleveland to a 78-77 edge, but James was called for a technical for hanging on the rim and Wade sunk the foul shot to tie the game. J. 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