Worth noting

Worth noting

• Farrell said Will Middlebrooks has been taking some grounders at first base in case Boston needs some help. The skipper said the Red Sox are adjusting as they go due to all the injuries.

• Dustin Pedroia saw his season-best 22-game on-base streak come to an end in Friday's 2-0 loss to the Orioles. He's reached safely in 63 games so far this season and has started all 70 contests.

• Friday's shutout was just the fourth time the Red Sox have been blanked so far in 2013. Boston still leads the Major Leagues with 355 runs and 349 RBIs.

Jeff Seidel is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.