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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.



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.


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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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