Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 4/30/13
8 a.m. ET: Don’t look now, but 25 games into the 2013 season, the 18-7 Boston Red Sox are the best team in baseball. After going a combined 3-3 in two series with the Royals and A’s, the Sox ripped off four straight wins against the lowly Astros — outscoring Houston 28-10 — and come out of Monday’s off day on their second five-game winning streak of the season. They’ll look to extend that streak north of the border, when they kick off their second series of the year against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on Tuesday. Jon Lester will take the mound for Boston in search of his fifth win in six starts. He’ll be matched by Toronto’s Brandon Morrow, who is 0-2 with a 5.27 ERA in five starts this year. This division tilt will be as crucial as an early-season series can be for the Jays, who come in with the second-worst record in the American League (9-17, last in AL East) after a big-spending offseason had many penciling them in as division favorites. First pitch is scheduled for 7:07 p.m., with coverage getting started at 6 p.m. on NESN, but be sure to check back here throughout the day for up-to-the-minute updates.
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