Before the season began, everyone talked about how the AL East would be the crazy island of division races, but the consensus was the Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rayswere the two best teams and the other three would be left fighting for wild-card scraps.
Only four of ESPN's 43 baseball contributors picked the Red Sox to even make the playoffs. I was one. As we close in on the end of April, the Red Sox own baseball's best record and are doing it in impressive fashion: 18-7, including 11-5 at home and 7-2 on the road; third in the AL in runs; third in fewest runs allowed; owners of the best run differential in the majors at +40. Original Story -->
After a long home stand the Boston Red Sox have a day of travel before they play 6 straight days on the road. The team performed excellently this past week winning 6 of their 7 games they played, including a sweep of the Houston Astros. This week will be slightly more difficult, going north of the border to Toronto and then traveling to Texas to face the Rangers. Original Story -->
The Red Sox are red hot right now. No matter what way you spin it. If the Red Sox complete the sweep of the Astros on Sunday, it'll be the club's best April EVER. Tonight's win matched the previous April-best of 18-8 accomplished in both 1998 and 2003.