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Worth noting

• David Ortiz has 19 home runs. When he gets his 20th, he'll have recorded his 11th 20-homer season with Boston, tied with Dwight Evans and Jim Rice for second most in club history behind Ted Williams' 16.

• The Red Sox scored 11 runs in each of their last two games and now have 11 games with at least 10 runs this year. Their 11 such tilts rank tied for the most in the Majors with the Cardinals.

• The Red Sox's 56 wins are the second most in club history at this time of the season entering play Thursday.

Jacob Thorpe is an associate reporter for
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