Boston has a 3-0 lead over the Royals heading into the bottom of the seventh inning Sunday.
The Red Sox offense has come from some of the most unexpected places. First, in the fifth inning, it was Jason Varitek hitting his first triple in four years to bring Jed Lowrie home following a leadoff infield single. Then, in the sixth, it was Darnell McDonald making up for his earlier baserunning gaffe by going deep to left field. And to top it all off, Carl Crawford finally went deep again, launching a 416 foot shot to right field off reliever Aaron Crow to make it 3-0.
The offense comes in support of Jon Lester who has made it into the seventh against all odds with a one-hit shutout in place. His pitch count is certainly getting up there, but with the seventh inning suddenly a big question mark, the Sox could use one more frame from their star lefty.