Pitching drives the Red Sox hot streak

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Red Sox have won six of their last seven games. It’s not too hard to figure out why.

Pitching the last seven games: 64 IP, 47 H, 16 R, 15 ER, 21 BB, 49 K

Starters the last seven games: 45.1 IP, 27 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 12 BB, 35 K

When your starters have a 1.19 ERA and an 0.93 WHIP over seven games, it’s hard to lose.

Meanwhile, once the wooden bats arrive and replace the plastic ones the guys have been using, the offense should start to come around.

Carl Crawford is hitting .135/.190/.162 and has scored three runs. Adrian Gonzalez has one home run and that was 55 at-bats ago. The team is hitting .188 with runners in scoring position. Jason Varitek is 1 for 23 with nine strikeouts and he’s the good catcher.

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Imagine where the Red Sox would be offensively without Jed Lowrie?

Take Jed Williams out of the mix and they’re hitting .217 as a team. .217! Yet after a 2-10 start, the Sox are a game out of second place at 8-11. Raise a glass to the rest of the AL East for playing equally as cruddy.

Hope you’re enjoying the weekend. Check back later for the lineups and news from the park.

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