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This week’s obscure but telling facts from statistician Chuck Waseleski of Millers Falls (through Friday):


Opponents are hitting .328 against Jon Lester with two or more runners on base.


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David Ortiz is batting .345 when Mike Napoli is hitting behind him.


Jose Iglesias is batting .389 when hitting ninth. Boston’s other No. 9 hitters are batting .256.


Dustin Pedroia is batting .326 after 0-and-2 counts.

1.51, 6.65

John Lackey’s ERA is 1.51 when he retires the leadoff batter, 6.65 when the leadoff batter reaches base.

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