Worth noting

• After foiling Yu Darvish's no-hitter Friday, the Red Sox have the fourth-longest active streak without being no-hit among Major League teams.
• The Red Sox offense entered Saturday averaging 4.08 pitches per plate appearance, second in the Majors behind Minnesota (4.17).
• The Boston rotation allowed 20 earned runs in the team's previous nine games for a 3.20 ERA, second in the AL behind Detroit (2.59).

Dave Sessions is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.