Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 8/8/12
Despite the Boston Red Sox underachieving in the win/loss category this season, their two big offseason acquisitions two years ago are finally producing the way they were expected to upon arrival.  Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez are doing their best to help keep the Red Sox in the playoff chase. When Carl Crawford signed with the Red Sox in the winter of 2010, the team thought they would be getting the five tool player that haunted them for years in Tampa Bay.  Last season, that was not the case at all.  His struggles in the bright lights of Boston left the Red Sox exploring possible trade options for the left fielder. Since returning to the lineup this season following wrist and elbow injuries, Crawford is hitting the way he was expected.  He is batting .292 with 13 RBI and three home runs through 19 games this season.  Prior to last nights 6-3 loss to the Texas Rangers, over his previous 10 games, Crawford is batting .350 with 12 RBI, getting a hit in all but one game. T...
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