• Red Sox right-hander Jake Peavy turned his 300th start into a good cause on Sunday night. Peavy pledged to donate $300 to the cancer-fighting Jimmy Fund for every strikeout (both teams) in Sunday's game. Peavy set up the donation in tribute to his grandmother, Dama Lolley, and former Padres bullpen coach Darrel Akerfelds, who both lost battles with cancer.
• With the Red Sox short on righties in the bullpen, Farrell said he had no hesitation to use rookie Brandon Workman in crucial setup situations.
"In a short amount of time, he's earned that trust and yet there's trust in a number of guys down there," Farrell said. "He's looked upon not as a multi-inning guy just to bridge to a setup guy. There's trust to have in some tight spots."
• It was only fitting that the Red Sox and Dodgers were facing off on Sunday night, considering it was the one-year anniversary of the blockbuster trade that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto to Los Angeles. That trade enabled the Red Sox to unload nearly $260 million of salary, helping the team set up its turnaround for both this season and perhaps the future.