• With a win on Sunday, the Red Sox would pick up their first series sweep since June 16-18 against the Twins. Prior to that, Boston swept a four-game set from Atlanta during the last week of May, followed by a three-game sweep of Tampa Bay.
• Opposing batters have swung at 54.3 percent of Koji Uehara's pitches entering Sunday, the fourth-highest mark among relievers in the Majors, according to FanGraphs. What makes that impressive, though, is that batters have made contact on just 65.1 percent of his pitches, second in the Majors among relievers behind only the Reds' Aroldis Chapman.
Steve Petrella is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.