Halfway there

The Red Sox played their 81st game of the season yesterday, falling to Tampa Bay 9-6 at Tropicana Field. Before the Sox start the second 81 games with the third game of a four-game set tonight, let’s compare the 2006 Red Sox with the 2005 edition at the halfway mark.

2006 2005
Record 51-30 46-35
Batting avg. .285 .285
Runs 451 449
Runs per game 5.6 5.5
Home runs 104 95
Slugging pct. .456 .457
On-base pct. .367 .359
ERA 4.59 4.85
Opp. avg. .263 .274
Fielding pct. .990 .983

The 2005 Red Sox finished with a 95-67 mark after going 49-32 in their final 81 games.

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