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• Second baseman Dustin Pedroia celebrated his 30th birthday on Saturday. Before the game, there was a cake in the middle of the clubhouse with a Bigfoot caricature. Pedroia has made it known that he believes in Bigfoot. There were also balloons covering the top of his locker.

• Lefty reliever Matt Thornton threw a bullpen sessions at roughly 85-percent intensity on Friday and could return soon from his right oblique injury.

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• Second baseman Dustin Pedroia celebrated his 30th birthday on Saturday. Before the game, there was a cake in the middle of the clubhouse with a Bigfoot caricature. Pedroia has made it known that he believes in Bigfoot. There were also balloons covering the top of his locker.

• Lefty reliever Matt Thornton threw a bullpen sessions at roughly 85-percent intensity on Friday and could return soon from his right oblique injury.

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• With a Sunday night game against the Yankees, the Red Sox won't fly to San Francisco until Monday morning. Boston opens its six-game West Coast swing against the Giants and Dodgers on Monday night.

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.

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