• In a classy gesture, Red Sox right-hander Jake Peavy, who will start Game 4 of the ALCS at 8 p.m. ET on TBS, opened his Tuesday news conference by mourning the passing of veteran umpire Wally Bell, who died at 48 years old.
"Before we start, I just wanted to say on the record how deeply saddened everybody in our community obviously is with the passing of Wally Bell, and our thoughts and prayers are certainly with his family," Peavy said. "Wally was a tremendous, tremendous umpire, but a tremendous person, as well. We're here today, I think everybody, man for man in that clubhouse, I know I speak for our guys, we're devastated by the news last night and our thoughts and prayers are with his family."
• One of the more humorous moments from Tuesday's pregame news conference was when Farrell was being asked about Shane Victorino constantly being hit by pitches, the right fielder walked into the room on cue, pointed to a big bruise on his left arm, and left.
• With his start in Game 3, David Ortiz passed Jason Varitek for most games played in postseason history for the Red Sox, at 64.
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