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Through the first two weeks of the season, there is only one team in baseball that is undefeated in one-run games: the Boston Red Sox at 4-0. Kim Klement/USA Today Sports

Through games of April 21

Overall Record: 9-5 — Runs scored: 71 — Runs allowed: 65 — Differential: plus-6

• There is only one team in baseball that is undefeated in one-run games: the Boston Red Sox at 4-0.
• The Sox at 5-2 have the most road wins in baseball.
• The Sox have not faced any teams in the AL Central or the AL West.
• There are 21 MLB players with at least three homers and three doubles this season including Dustin Pedroia (and also former Red Sox Adrian Gonzalez, Will Middlebrooks and Yoenis Cespedes).
• Of all the balls Brock Holt has put in play, 31 percent have been line drives. He has a BAbip rate of .480.
• As a team, the Sox Rtot, which measures runs above or below the average based on runs allowed or prevented, is plus-1, led by Mike Napoli and Brock Holt who are both plus-2; Hanley Ramirez and Xander Bogaerts are each minus-3.
• American League teams’ pitchers have averaged leaving 91 runners on base this season; the Sox staff has stranded 91.
• MLB teams’ batters have averaged leaving 92 runners on base this season; Sox batters have stranded a major league leading 119 runners.
Pablo Sandoval, Daniel Nava, Mike Napoli, Shane Victorino, and Ryan Hanigan each have only one extra-base hit.
Mike Napoli, Allen Craig, and Justin Masterson each have one RBI.
Brock Holt and Daniel Nava have each walked once.
Pablo Sandoval has struck out 12 times, while David Ortiz, Mike Napoli, Dustin Pedroia, and Mookie Betts have whiffed 11 times each.
• The Sox are 8-for-8 in stolen base attempts.
David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, and Hanley Ramirez have each grounded into three DPs.
Ryan Hanigan is looking at a team-leading 4.55 pitches per plate appearance.
• Batters are only hitting .129 against Joe Kelly and .130 against Craig Breslow.
• The Sox have not permitted a sac bunt this season.
Justin Masterson is averaging 8.2 runs support per game.
Clay Buchholz has a 66.9 percent strike pct., the best amongst Sox pitchers.
Anthony Varvaro leads the team with 64.3 percent first-pitch strikes or balls put in play.

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