• The A's, who are scheduled to fly to Boston on Sunday night, are faced with the possibility that one or more of their games against the Red Sox next week might be postponed.
"The only thing I think about with regard to that is, I hope they get it done," manager Bob Melvin said, referring to the pursuit of the suspect. "This is much more of a 'people' thing than worrying about us getting our games in."
• Catcher Derek Norris, who left Wednesday's game after being struck on the face mask with a foul tip, was not in the lineup Friday.
"[John] Jaso was going to play today, either way," Melvin said. "But Norris is fine. Full go. There's a good chance he'll play tomorrow."
• Josh Reddick, was 2-for-18 (.111) with four walks and eight strikeouts in his last five games after missing three games (April 9-11) with a sprained right wrist, was dropped from sixth to seventh in the order Friday night.
"I've done that with him before. I did it last year," Melvin explained. "But the reason today was more of a left/right thing."
• Victims of Monday's Boston Marathon tragedy were honored with a moment of silence prior to Friday night's game, which was the Rays' first home game since the tragedy.
• Melvin said playing in the Dome at Tropicana Field is "almost like playing a pinball machine."