The Red Sox Are On Cruise Control

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The Red Sox blasted 4 homers against former Sox pitcher Erik Bedard, while Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster struck out 10 in 6 innings en route to a 7 - 3 victory. According to Full Count, the Red Sox pitching has struck out 232 in the month of April - a team record. That really has been the key so far because the pitching has come through in tight games and gave the bats a chance to do something.
Look no further than the home opener vs Baltimore. Clay Bucholz pitched brilliantly and gave the Red Sox a chance to win that game. That game, it happened to be Daniel Nava who came through with a clutch three - run homer late.
Not to say that that approach has been necessary every game, though. The bats have been hot as well, including Mike Napoli. According to Full Count, Napoli set records for most extra base hits and most doubles in a month by hitting his 17th and 18th extra base hits and 12th and 13th double last night. And David Ortiz has been hot since coming back, hitting .500 with 2 home runs and 6 RBIs, according to NESN. And Jacoby Ellesbury's 11 steals are also a record in a month, according to Full Count.
So far, very little has gone wrong, which is hopefully a great sign, but given what happened in 2011, it's too early to say for sure. All I can say right now is "Keep it up guys!"

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