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Strange-but-true Red Sox statistics

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  September 20, 2010 02:32 PM

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Some strange-but-true statistics:

• The Red Sox are still second in the majors in runs scored (755) and first in OPS (.791).

• The Red Sox lead the American League with 1,098 strikeouts. Then again, they are third with 522 walks.

• The Sox have used 133 batting orders in 149 games. The most common order ...

Scutaro
Pedroia
Martinez
Youkilis
Drew
Ortiz
Beltre
Hermida
McDonald

... was used a grand total of five times.

• Through Sunday, the Red Sox have had 952 games missed by players on the disabled list. They'll end the season at just over 1,000.

• The Red Sox have used 43 different combinations of players in the outfield, their most since 1996.

• The Sox have used 52 players this season and had 54 on the active roster for at least one day.

• The Sox have used 25 pitchers, tied for the most in the AL with the Royals.

• Adrian Beltre has the most extra-base hits ever by a Red Sox third baseman.

• Jon Lester’s 18 wins are most for Red Sox LHP since Bruce Hurst in 1988.

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