This week’s obscure but telling facts from statistician Chuck Waseleski of Millers Falls (through Friday):
Opponents are batting .311 against Jon Lester when leading off innings and .312 in the first inning.
Red Sox starting pitchers are 27-7 when the Sox score four or more runs.
Will Middlebrooks is hitting .341 with runners on base.
Red Sox relievers have a 0.98 ERA in Daisuke Matsuzaka’s starts.
The Red Sox are 11-20 when allowing runs in the first inning.