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The 2005 White Sox, 2016 Cubs, and 2017 Astros all won 41 of their first 60 games before going on to win the World Series. The 2018 Red Sox hope to follow in their footsteps.
The impressive start is surprising fans and players alike. "I don't know if I've ever had a start like that. A little extra added fire in the big leagues. It's been a fun ride," Mitch Moreland said. "We need to keep the foot on the gas though and keep workin' hard, and keep doin' what we're doing."
Despite missing an MVP candidate in Mookie Betts and a brief veteran returnee in Dustin Pedroia, baseball's best team keeps on winning.
The Red Sox have won five of seven lately, even with a shorthanded lineup. Brock Holt said it's next man up.
"We're getting big hits from, it seems like, a different guy almost every night," said Holt. "And that's kinda what it takes. You don't wanna rely on one or two guys."
Holt's driven in five runs his last six games, second only to JD Martinez's six during that same span.
Eduardo Nunez and Sandy Leon have each homered in their last four. Nunez is batting .438 and Leon is batting .375. Christian Vazquez and Jackie Bradley Junior have had key hits as well.
The Sox will start a six-game homestand tonight against the Tigers at Fenway at 7:10. Detroit split a doubleheader with New York yesterday, so Boston still leads the majors by a game, but the Tigers have come on of late with wins in nine of 13.
Steven Wright is set to oppose Artie Lewicki, the first start of the year for both righties.
WBZ News Radio 1030's Adam Kaufman Reports