• Farrell said he's noticed a drop in velocity from right-handed reliever Junichi Tazawa, who has allowed at least one run in four of his last nine appearances. After striking out 31 batters in his first 23 1/3 innings this season, Tazawa had fanned 16 in his last 19 innings entering play Saturday.
"He's probably not as powerful as he was last year when everyone saw him," Farrell said.
• Jonny Gomes homered Friday, and he's been on a tear since scuffling in April and May. Since the beginning of June, Gomes had hit .325 with eight doubles and four homers in 24 games before Saturday's game.
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