The other A.L. East teams are holding the door open for the suddenly resurgent Red Sox, who have the chance to step back into the race.
Whatever contributed to Eduardo Rodriguez's poor start last week -- tipped pitches, inconsistent delivery -- got fixed Tuesday night.
Eduardo Rodriguez got the win and Koji Uehara got the save. But the most important pitches in the Red Sox' 4-3 win night might have been thrown by set-up man Alexi Ogando.
3yClay Buchholz's numbers aren't pretty, but manager Bobby Valentine says that he's noticed Buchholz looking better on the mound.
3yDespite being one of just two starting Red Sox pitchers with a winning record, Clay Buchholz has struggled through most of his four starts this season. Bobby V. says he just hasn't "hit his stride yet"
3yDaisuke Matsuzaka will be taking the next step in his rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery as he will make his next start in Triple-A Pawtucket.
3yIt wouldn't have been a surprise to see the Red Sox flop on the road after their performance at home, but they did the exact opposite, taking six of seven games.
3yIf it wasn't for that darn first inning, Josh Beckett would have been lights out on Sunday. But a two-run home run to Adam Dunn was too much to overcome.
3yFrom the second inning through the seventhJosh Beckett was every bit as good as his opponent, Gavin Floyd. Unfortunately for Beckett and the Red Sox, the same can't be said about the first inning.
3ySean McAdam brings you news and notes from Sunday in Chicago.