The Red Sox continued their torrid May with a sweep of the day/night doubleheader with the reigning AL Champions from Detroit. In the process, they also picked up a 0.5 GM on the Yankees to extend their division lead to 9.5 games. To temper this excitment, it sounds like Beckett is headed to the DL with that skin flap issue. Most impressive right now about the Sox compared to the past couple years? Pitching – according to Elias – “Boston’s pitchers have allowed only 136 runs in 40 games. Only twice in the American League’s DH era (ie. since 1973) have teams won at least 28 of their first 40 games while allowing as few runs as have the Red Sox. The 1984 Tigers started 35-5, with 120 runs allowed, and the 1990 Athletics started 28-12 with 130 runs allowed.” Simply incredible!