Drew Pomeranz yielded two runs over six innings as part of a 5-4 win over the Cubs on Friday.
Craig Kimbrel struck out three batters in a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Cubs for his eighth save of the season.
Dustin Pedroia is batting sixth for the Red Sox on Friday versus the Cubs.
Red Sox recalled RHP Ben Taylor from Triple-A Pawtucket.
Red Sox optioned LHP Robbie Ross to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Updating an earlier report, Brock Holt (vertigo) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday.
Chris Sale allowed three runs -- two earned -- over eight innings while striking out 10 in a loss to the Yankees on Thursday.
Red Sox optioned OF Steve Selsky to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Brock Holt (vertigo) will begin a rehab assignment in the next day or two.
Carson Smith (elbow) recently had a setback in his recovery from Tommy John surgery.
Dustin Pedroia (knee, ankle) is back in the Red Sox lineup on Thursday night against the Yankees.
Red Sox transferred RHP Carson Smith from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
Red Sox claimed INF Chase d'Arnaud off waivers from the Braves.
Rick Porcello fanned nine while allowing three runs -- two earned -- in 6 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Yankees.
Sandy Leon went 0-for-3 in Wednesday's loss to the Yankees, dropping his average to .191.