ESPN Stats and Information
How Masahiro Tanaka won
* 65% ground ball rate (17 ground balls out of 26 balls in play). That's his 4th-highest in a game since the start of last season, which wouldn't be notable but for this ... 3 of the 4 have come at Fenway Park
* His putaway pitch was his splitter. Red Sox were 0-for-11 with 3 K and 8 ground balls vs the pitch. Opposing hitters are 1-for-25 against Tanakas's splitter in his last 4 starts (opponents were 5-7 against it on Opening Day)
* Also of note: Threw 21% cutters, his 2nd-highest usage of the pitch in his career (2015 vs Rangers, 22%). Though he only threw 10 of 20 for strikes, he got 4 outs, yielded no baserunners with it.