Worth noting

• Farrell said before Thursday's game that if Grady Sizemore makes the Major League roster, he will almost always bat in the middle of the order, not in the leadoff spot. Sizemore hit in the No. 5 spot on Thursday against the Twins.

• Reliever Craig Breslow pitched an inning in a Minor League game on Thursday.

"He had plenty of life on his pitches, and he felt well physically," Farrell said. "The most important thing is the life on his pitches through the zone without overworking to generate it. He feels like he is in a good place."

Quinn Roberts is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.