From the Maniacal One . . .

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


Dustin Pedroia is batting .326 in the first inning with two home runs and 17 RBIs.


Dustin Pedroia has an on-base percentage of .381 when leading off innings.



Mike Napoli has come to the plate with 447 runners on base.


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Opponents are batting .197 against Ryan Dempster when the tying or go-ahead run is on base.