Worth noting

• Napoli was out of the lineup for the third straight game as he recovers from back spasms, but Farrell expects he will return on Saturday afternoon against the Mariners.

• Ortiz is closing in on yet another milestone. The slugger entered Friday seven RBIs shy of an eighth 30-homer, 100-RBI season, which would surpass Ted Williams for the club record.

• Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski, who played his entire 23-year-career with the Red Sox, celebrated his 75th birthday on Friday.

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.