• Closer Koji Uehara entered Saturday having retired 37 consecutive batters faced, the longest stretch in club history and longest for any reliever since White Sox closer Bobby Jenks retired 41 straight batters in 2007. According to SABR, Jenks' streak is the longest for a reliever.
• Mariano Rivera, who could be making his last visit to Fenway Park before he retires at season's end, will be honored in a pregame ceremony on Sunday night. Fans are invited to their seats at 7:30 p.m. ET for the 8:05 game.
• Entering Saturday's start against Yankees' lefty CC Sabathia, the Red Sox had defeated nine straight left-handed starters.
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