Worth noting

• Outfielder Allen Craig, who could return to the Red Sox on Friday, went 1-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs in the second game of his Minor League rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket. Craig played right field, and is expected to do so again on Thursday.

• The Red Sox, NESN and WEEI again put on a successful radio telethon for the cancer-fighting Jimmy Fund, raising over $3 million during a two-day span.

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