In his last three starts, Aaron Cook is 0-3 with a 9.00 ERA.
With experience under his belt, Craig Breslow is looking forward to contributing to the team as a reliever.
Aaron Cook allowed five runs in the fifth, including back-to-back home runs; he took the loss, falling to 2-5 and his ERA rose to 5.24.
Manager Bobby Valentine said David Ortiz had his first pain-free day since aggravating an Achilles tendon injury in his left foot.
Ryan Sweeney has been losing sleep after breaking his left hand punching a door out of frustration; he will miss at least six weeks.