Worth noting

• The Red Sox's starting rotation went 3-1 with a 2.08 ERA in their last turn, with quality starts in all five games.

• Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has reached base safely 35 times in 17 games since returning to the starting lineup on April 16 after a wrist injury. Only Tampa Bay's James Loney (36) has reached base more times over that span.

• Red Sox outfielder Grady Sizemore has hit .313 in 47 career games against Oakland, his best average against any American League team. He has the longest active on-base streak in the Majors against the A's at 25 games.

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