Posted July 02, 2013 on AP on Fox
Owners of the AL's best record, the Boston Red Sox aren't showing any signs of slowing down. The Red Sox try to stay hot behind John Lackey as they open a three-game set against the visiting San Diego Padres on Tuesday night. Leading the majors with 5.13 runs per game, Boston's 2012 last-place finish in the AL East has long since been forgotten. The Red Sox (50-34) became the league's first team to 50 wins Sunday after beating Toronto 5-4 in walkoff fashion. Blue Jays first baseman Josh Thole couldn't handle Shane Victorino's grounder, allowing Jonathan Diaz to score the winning run. Boston has hit .346 in winning five of six. "I think a lot of people doubted this team," said Victorino, who despite going 0 for 5 is batting .350 with a homer and 10 RBIs in his last nine games. "We've got that target on our back because we're in first place. But you know what? We're up for the challenge. "With 50 wins, people are going to keep talking about that. It's not enough. We've got to kee...
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