From the Maniacal One . . .

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


The Red Sox are 40-13 when Jacoby Ellsbury scores a run.


Red Sox pitchers have allowed 34 home runs on the first pitch to batters.



Opponents are batting .080 against Junichi Tazawa with two or more runners on base.

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29 of the 64 RBIs Jon Lester has allowed have come with two outs.

.381, .184

Mike Carp is batting .381 coming off the bench, .184 as a starter.