Run prevention for Red Sox? Not so much

Average runs allowed in the majors
(through Monday)

Pirates 6.21
Diamondbacks 6.05
Brewers 5.71
Red Sox 5.43
Royals 5.17

Nice company the Sox are keeping. They have a staff ERA of 4.99 thanks in large part to the 5.16 ERA by the rotation. The Sox are on a pace that would see them allow 881 runs — a staggering 145 more than last season.

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