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