Kevin Youkilis is expected back in the lineup Saturday after negative X-rays on his left shin. Youkilis had to come out of Thursday night's series opener early after fouling a ball off the shin. Youkilis' absence caused quite a lineup shakeup: Jacoby Ellsbury led off for the first time since Game 6, and David Ortiz moved into the cleanup slot for the first time this season. Team captain Jason Varitek, on his .043 average: "Oh, I'm locked in. You can't hit much worse. I don't mean that in a funny way. I can't. I've never hit this bad." Angels: Haren takes first loss
The two unearned runs allowed in the fourth inning by Haren doubled the total he had given up in his prior 22 starts, reverting to his Arizona Diamondbacks days. Worth noting
Manager Terry Francona celebrated his 52nd birthday on Friday by guiding the Red Sox to their fifth win in nine games on the day. As a manager, his overall birthday record is 6-5 (splitting two games, with two byes, during his 1997-2000 tenure at the helm of the Phillies).