SWAY OF THE DAY: The Red Sox, who play their next 2 and 3 of their next 4 games in the day, are averaging 4.5 R/G (95 R) in 21 day games compared to 3.5 R/G (143 R) in 41 contests at night, with 23 of the club’s 58 HR this season in the day after (40%).
· Dustin Pedroia ranks 4th in the AL with a .392 AVG (31-for-79) in 20 day games this season…6 of his 9 home runs (67%), and 16 of his 26 RBI (62%) have come during day games…Brock Holt has hit at a .408 clip (20-for-49) in the daytime.
FROM THE TOP: Dustin Pedroia tops the AL with 30 hits since taking over as Boston’s leadoff hitter on 5/23…He has hit safely in 18 of those 20 games, batting .361 (3rd in AL).
· Since 4/26, Dustin Pedroia’s .335 AVG (59-for-176) ranks 4th in the AL…In that time, Pedroia is tied with DET’s Miguel Cabrera for 2nd in the AL with 77 times on base, trailing only CLE’s Jason Kipnis (95).
SLUMP BUSTER: Clay Buchholz has a 2.83 ERA (13 ER/41.1 IP) in 6 starts this season following a Red Sox loss…That includes a 2.17 ERA (7 ER/29.0 IP) in his last 4 such starts and a 1.59 ERA (4 ER/22.2 IP) in his last 3.