Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 5/3/13
  While the 20-8 start to the regular season is undoubtedly impressive for the Red Sox, many skeptics note that many of the team’s wins have come against the sub-.500 Blue Jays, Rays, Indians, and Astros. In order for these skeptics to become believers, the Sox will have to show that they can compete with the league’s best, starting this weekend in Arlington against the (17-11) Texas Rangers, the team with the second best record in the American League. The Rangers, who hold a 1.5 game over the Athletics in the AL West, have not yet faced a team with a record above .500 this season, and beat up on below-average teams like the Angels, Astros, and Twins throughout April. Because it will be the first major test for both teams this season, this weekend’s series will serve as an early gauge in determining who the true contenders are in the American League. In the series opener, lefties Felix Doubront (3-0, 4.24 ERA) and Derek Holland (1-2, 3.38 ERA) will get things underway in hopes of co...
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