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Blue Jays and the AL East Recap: Week 1

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Apr 10, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson (20) celebrates his home run with Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion (10) during the eight inning in a game against the Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre. The Toronto Blue Jays won 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson (20) celebrates his home run with Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion (10) during the eight inning in a game against the Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre. The Toronto Blue Jays won 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
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Rebounding Red Sox

Boston Red Sox:  3-2

The Red Sox have looked like a better team during the course of the first week. Their offense has been coming from the vets and youngsters alike, and there is no doubt that their pitching staff is better.

They began the year by splitting a shortened series with the Indians in Cleveland, before winning the series from the Jays in Toronto. Brock Holt was the unlikely hero for the Red Sox this week after hitting a decisive Grand Slam to help the Red Sox top the Blue Jays on Friday. That being said, the Red Sox managed to score 28 runs in 4 games before being shut out on Sunday, which averages out to an insane 7 runs a game.

The bullpen came in very handy for the Red Sox this week, holding the game long enough for their offense to burst back onto the scene. Their starters didn’t exactly have an electric week, though. Their best start was perhaps Sunday’s by Steven Wright, who tossed 6 and two thirds innings of 2-run ball.

While Staff Ace David Price is someone to watch out for, it has yet to be seen if the rest of the rotation will turn out to be as effective or powerful as Price.

Final Takeaway: The Red Sox have benefited from their talented young core and veterans alike, whether the starting rotation will be able to fill out behind Price remains to be seen.

Next: The Bronx Bombers do just that

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