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Worth noting

• Left-handed reliever Craig Breslow, on the disabled list retroactive to March 21 with a left shoulder strain, made his second rehab appearance for Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday night.

He threw one scoreless inning, in the second of back-to-back appearances, giving up a hit with one strikeout. In two appearances spanning 1 2/3 scoreless innings, he's allowed one hit and two walks with one strikeout. Although, he was eligible to be activated Saturday, the Red Sox weren't ready to make the move.

"When his activation is yet to be determined," Farrell said. "The rehab plan was calling for two days down after back-to-back days, so we've got to get through these next two days first.

"[His stuff] continues to improve. He's getting closer. [Friday] was his fifth overall appearance [including Minor League Spring Training games]. So, we'll sit down and talk with Craig a little bit more specifically on what the next step is."

Asked whether it could be another Minor League game, Farrell replied: "All of it is a possibility."

• Buchholz made his first career appearance against the Brewers on Saturday night. In five previous appearances against National League teams, he was 4-0 with a 3.08 ERA. He last faced an NL team on June 19, 2012, earning the win over the Marlins.

• Including Friday's loss, this is the first time the Sox have lost their first two home games since 1997.

Dustin Pedroia went 1-for-5 with a run scored and has hit safely in all five games.

Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, a double, and a walk, and has now reached base three or more times in three games this season. He has recorded a hit in four out of five games.

• The Sox, who did not spend one game at or below .500 last season, have been below .500 twice already this season.

Maureen Mullen is a contributor to
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