Just in case
The Red Sox decided to hold knuckleballer Steven Wright out of his scheduled start Sunday in Pawtucket as a precaution in case they needed reinforcements because of Joel Hanrahan’s hamstring ailment. “If we had a short start and we need to add some length to the bullpen, that was the reason for it,” Farrell said. As for Hanrahan, the Red Sox still aren’t committing to the disabled list . . . Dustin Pedroia, who scored the winning run Monday, has reached base in all 12 games this season, and 22 straight going back to Sept. 21.