Steven Wright took the loss in his return from the disabled list Friday, giving up five runs over six innings against the Royals.
Mookie Betts went 5-for-5 with a pair of RBI singles in Friday’s loss to the Royals.
Jackie Bradley, Jr. went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts Friday against the Royals.
An MRI on Andrew Benintendi's left knee didn't reveal any structural damage.
Red Sox optioned RHP Heath Hembree to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Red Sox activated RHP Steven Wright from the 15-day disabled list.
Clay Buchholz will move to the bullpen when Eduardo Rodriguez (hamstring) returns to the starting rotation Sunday against the Royals.
Drew Pomeranz took a loss against the Rays after allowing two runs and striking out 11 in six-plus innings.
Aaron Hill went 0-for-3 in the loss to the Rays on Thursday and is hitting .202/.268/.258 since joining the Red Sox on July 7.
Eduardo Rodriguez (hamstring) has declared himself ready to start Sunday versus the Royals.
Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated Thursday morning that Chris Young will serve as the club's regular left fielder down the stretch.
Red Sox recalled INF Marco Hernandez from Triple-A Pawtucket.
Red Sox placed OF Andrew Benintendi on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee sprain.
Ryan Hanigan (ankle) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment this Saturday.
Andrew Benintendi (knee, ankle) is out of the Red Sox lineup on Thursday afternoon.