Originally written on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 11/7/14
Photo Courtesy of Bleacher Report Before the season started, I think most people thought the Red Sox and Yankees would be battling not to finish last, but instead they are battling for the top spot. And currently, it's the Red Sox who have the upper hand. A quick look at the MLB Standings tells you that the Sox are 2.5 games up, while the Yanks are tied with the Orioles for second. Let's take a look at why the Red Sox are on top, shall we? Here are my three keys to their success so far. Let's start with with pitching. Yesterday, I made my case for Clay Bucholz winning the Cy Young award, and I stand by that. But it's more than that, though. It's JOn Lester, who has been almost as good, but he's going through a rough patch. Call me crazy, but I think when both Lester anc Bucholz are pitching on top of their game, the Sox have the best one-two punch in baseball, or one of the best, anyways. The bullpen has also been rock-solid for the most part, but some cracks may be showing, especi...
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