Worth noting

• Shortstop Stephen Drew was expected to play seven innings for Class A Greenville on Sunday. Drew took Saturday off after making his debut Friday. He could rejoin the Red Sox by June 2. Drew will join either Double-A Portland or Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday.

• Despite the losing streak, Farrell hasn't sensed any change in his team's mentality.

"The one thing that remains consistent is our approach, is our work, how we prepare," Farrell said. "That's the one thing that we have control over. What starts to evolve or unfold during a game, we've got to adjust accordingly and play to the game situation. In terms of our outlook, yeah, there's frustration, we can't deny that. But at the same time, our work ethic and our concentrated work is still consistent with what we've stressed when we've been on the winning side."

Junichi Tazawa and Burke Badenhop were the two pitchers Farrell was sure to stay away from Sunday after using them four times in the last five days.

Ian Browne is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brownie Points, and follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.