There wasn't much to cheer for again until Pedroia came up with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth, but he popped out to second on the 41st pitch of the inning by Vinny Pestano.
NOTES: The Red Sox paid tribute before the game to public address announcer Carl Beane, a day after he died after having a heart attack while driving. The Red Sox went without a PA announcer for their game against Cleveland as part of the tribute, which also featured a moment of silence after a series of still photos were shown on the center-field monitor. ... RHP Clayton Mortensen was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket to make room for Daniel Nava, who started in left field. ''He pitched plenty well to stay on this staff, but he has an option and we needed a spot and luckily he's the kind of professional guy that understood totally,'' Valentine said. ... Valentine said 3B Kevin Youkilis (back) was expected to start throwing again Thursday or Friday, but there was no word on when he could return. ... It was Brantley's fourth four-hit game, tying his career high. ... Lowe made his second appearance at Fenway since he helped Boston win the 2004 World Series.