Boston Red Sox Exceed Expectations

May 26, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) congratulates center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (2) after he drove in the winning run during the ninth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park. The Boston Red Sox won 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports


After a horrible 2012 Season, The Boston Red Sox find themselves atop the American League East. The second place New York Yankees have also overachieved in this early season, overcoming a multitude of injuries and only trailing the rival Red Sox by a game.

On this episode of FanSided Tonite with John Ackeren, I look at both teams and how well they are playing. I also highlight the Red Sox decision to put pitcher Clay Buchholz back into the rotation just as the team faces off against New York this weekend.

The Kansas City Royals started the season hot, but are losers of nine straight games. We take a look at an article on that points out Hitting Coach Jack Maloof’s role in the Royals decline. MLB Rankings were released today, and I run down the top ten.

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