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• Manager Bobby Valentine said pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka will try to go seven innings in his next rehab start for Triple-A Pawtucket. Matsuzaka is on the 15-day disabled list with a right trapezius strain, and he hasn't pitched for Boston since July 2. He allowed two runs over 4 2/3 innings in his last start on Friday.

"He feels healthy," Valentine said.

• Pitcher Andrew Bailey was scheduled to make another appearance for Pawtucket on Sunday. Valentine said Bailey will work in a "real game situation," and could try to get a four-out save if the team is winning late. Bailey is on the 60-day disabled list after having right thumb surgery.

• Valentine said the umpire made the right decision Saturday night when he called Red Sox starter Franklin Morales for a balk in the fifth inning. The play proved to be costly when the runner -- Cleveland's Michael Brantley -- eventually came around to score.

"We haven't seen that called this year where the pitcher doesn't stop," Valentine said. "A lot of guys use that play, and he got called on it. I think it was the right call, [we] just haven't seen it called very much."

• Second baseman Dustin Pedroia entered Sunday hitting .357 (15-for-42) with three doubles and three RBIs in 11 games in August.

• Manager Bobby Valentine said pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka will try to go seven innings in his next rehab start for Triple-A Pawtucket. Matsuzaka is on the 15-day disabled list with a right trapezius strain, and he hasn't pitched for Boston since July 2. He allowed two runs over 4 2/3 innings in his last start on Friday.

"He feels healthy," Valentine said.

• Pitcher Andrew Bailey was scheduled to make another appearance for Pawtucket on Sunday. Valentine said Bailey will work in a "real game situation," and could try to get a four-out save if the team is winning late. Bailey is on the 60-day disabled list after having right thumb surgery.

• Valentine said the umpire made the right decision Saturday night when he called Red Sox starter Franklin Morales for a balk in the fifth inning. The play proved to be costly when the runner -- Cleveland's Michael Brantley -- eventually came around to score.

"We haven't seen that called this year where the pitcher doesn't stop," Valentine said. "A lot of guys use that play, and he got called on it. I think it was the right call, [we] just haven't seen it called very much."

• Second baseman Dustin Pedroia entered Sunday hitting .357 (15-for-42) with three doubles and three RBIs in 11 games in August.