Five Stat Friday: Week Four

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2. After a wholly disappointing start to his 2015 season and a stint on the disabled list from late July until the last week of August, Boston’s Rick Porcello has come back with a sharpness that has begun to remind Red Sox fans why he’ll be earning $82.5 million over the next four seasons. Since his first start off of the disabled list last season, on August 26, Porcello has pitched at least six innings in every one of his starts. After tossing 6.1 shutout innings on Monday against Atlanta, Porcello’s streak of 6+ inning starts now sits at 12, four games longer than the next-longest active streak in the majors (belonging to Chris Sale). Porcello will look to extend his streak on Saturday night against Michael Pineda and the New York Yankees in the first game of the year between the American League East rivals.

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