5. Doing their part
Ortiz was out of the lineup for the last month-plus and Manny Ramirez slumped at times, yet the Sox offense hardly skipped a beat thanks in large part to J.D. Drew (12 June homers), Dustin Pedroia (a .366 average since June 1), Kevin Youkilis (.333 average since June 1), and Mike Lowell (57 RBIs since May 1). Can they keep it up in the second half?
(Globe Staff Photo / John Bohn)