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Kimbrel allowed one run on a walk, a wild pitch and two sacrifices in one inning in Saturday's 4-3 loss to Toronto. Boston's closer has walked six of the last 13 batters faced and has been tagged with losses in two of the last three games.
Kimbrel walked two batters but managed to pitch a scoreless inning for his 31st save of the season in Friday night's 5-3 win over Toronto.
Kimbrel failed to convert a save opportunity Wednesday allowing a hit and three walks and being charged with four runs and the loss in Boston's 5-3 loss to the Yankees. Despite the blown save, the Red Sox clinched the AL East when Toronto lost earlier in the evening.
Kimbrel was left in the bullpen in a save situation in Boston's 3-2 extra-inning win over the Rays on Sunday.
Kimbrel tallied his 30th save in Saturday's 6-4 victory over the Rays, giving up a solo homer but also striking out two over an inning.
Kimbrel is unavailable out of the bullpen Friday after pitching in three straight games, the Providence Journal's Brian MacPherson reports.
Kimbrel nailed down his 28th save Tuesday in Baltimore, allowing one walk while striking out one in a hitless inning of work.
Kimbrel notched his 27th save by striking out all four batters he faced over 1.1 innings in Saturday's 6-5 victory over the Yankees.
Kimbrel picked up his 26th save Friday against the Yankees, striking out the only two batters he faced.
Kimbrel notched his 25th save of the season Sunday, striking out two and walking one in the ninth inning of Boston's 11-8 win over Toronto.
Kimbrel entered Sunday's game to start the ninth inning in a non-save situation, then allowed a walk and a double to take the loss in Sunday's 1-0 loss to the Athletics.
Kimbrel nailed down the Rays in order to record his 24th save of the season in a 8-6 victory.