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Blue Jays and the full AL East Recap: Week 4

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May 1, 2016; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman (6) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
May 1, 2016; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman (6) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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A dominant showing from their rotation has the Red Sox creeping into first place

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The Red Sox had a dominant showing this week, winning three of four games against the Braves and taking the series from the Yankees to end the week. Their offence has looked decent all season, but their starting rotation finally proved to be worth it’s salt this week.

While David Price still holds the title of staff ace, it’s Rick Porcello who has been the best looking pitcher in their rotation. He proved that this week by dominating both the Braves and the Yankees. With the success of the starting rotation combining with the power rotation, the Red Sox can win even low-scoring affairs.

That did not stop them from raking against the Braves, but also put a significant strain on an already damaged Yankees rotation. With production from the young and veteran players alike.

If the starting rotation can perform to the capacity they did all week, then they should have no problems taking first away from the Orioles.

Final Takeaway: 

The Red Sox finally looked like the team everyone was saying they’d be in December. Then again, they played the Braves four times this week. Let’s see if their rotation can hang tough in the AL East.

Next: Orioles fall out of top spot with offensive slip

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