Worth noting

• Farrell said Sizemore will start the first two games of the series against the Brewers, yet he's still unsure if he'll get the nod for Sunday's day game.

• A present awaited all Red Sox players as they filed into the clubhouse Friday morning. Jonny Gomes bought each player a Stetson cowboy hat with the inscription "World Champs" on the inside.

"Maybe I'll wear it with my championship ring," joked Mike Napoli.

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