But before Boston's bats went stilent they had been booming, winning each of the first two games by a score of 10-3 and pounding out 25 total hits. David Ortiz and Ryan Sweeney continued to swing hot sticks, Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Cody Ross seemed to get it going and even Marlon Byrd, who was batting all of .070 when the Cubs unloaded him, finally showed some signs of life at the plate. Even without Carl Crawford and Jacoby Ellsbury, this lineup still has plenty of firepower. Mike Aviles has been a revelation at shortstop, too, and is making everyone forget Marco Scutaro.
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Saturday, Boston's sixth in a row
Because of their slow start the Olde Towne Team is still sitting at the bottom of their division, but this road trip was a step in the right direction and it shouldn't be too much longer before the Red Sox are right back in the thick of things. They should be able to stay hot against the Oakland A's and Baltimore Orioles during this week's homestand.