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Blue Jays AL East Recap: Orioles and Red Sox keep hitting

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May 13, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey (43) is embraced by center fielder Kevin Pillar (11) after the eighth inning against the Texas Rangers during a baseball game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Blue Jays won 5-0. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports
May 13, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey (43) is embraced by center fielder Kevin Pillar (11) after the eighth inning against the Texas Rangers during a baseball game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Blue Jays won 5-0. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
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Boston uses 73 runs to close the gap.

Boston Red Sox: 24-14

The Boston Red Sox offence exploded this week, scoring 10 or more runs in 4 games. David Ortiz looked 10 years younger, as the Sox decimated their opponents.

Their prolific homestead not only saw Vintage Papi, but also saw Jackie Bradley Jr reach a 20-game hit streak. With power and efficiency from young and old players alike, the Red Sox can make the most out of Papi’s farewell tour.

Boston’s monster week was highlighted by excellent performances by David Price and Rick Porcello. An inconsistent starting rotation has been Boston’s one major flaw thus far in the season.

Increased productivity from their ace down to their 5th man will help the Red Sox to maintain and potentially overtake the Orioles.

Final Takeaway:

The Red Sox got productivity from their rotation right as their offence started breaking records. Boston will look for continued production from their pitching staff as they fight for first place in series’ against the Royals and Indians.

Next: Looking a little lower: The Rays Regress

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