Red Sox remain poised to compete
Boston Red Sox: 39-29
The Red Sox rebounded after losing to the rival Orioles by taking a series win from the Mariners to end the week.
They now firmly have control of second as the Jays have once again fallen back a peg in the standings. The Red Sox needed the strong finish to the weekend they had after losing first to the Orioles at the week’s onset.
Hitting was not the Red Sox strongest suit this week, though their offence still managed to be quite productive. Instead, their starting rotation blossomed into a formidable force as David Price, Rick Porcello, and Steven Wright all vied to be called the ace of the Red Sox rotation with strong performances.
If their level of production keeps up, the back end will sort itself out with no ill effect to the team itself. They will look to gain ground as they face the White Sox at Fenway to start the week.
Despite dropping out of first place, the Red Sox are still a force to be reckoned with. The Red Sox are ready to pounce on any mistakes Baltimore makes, and are ready to be in control again as they present another roadblock for Toronto.
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