Remember when the Boston Red Sox got off to a 2-10 start and had the worst record in the majors? Well, those days are clearly behind Boston, which won its seventh straight game with a 15-5 pounding of the Chicago Cubs on Friday.
Boston pounded out 19 hits, six of which were doubles, in the series-opening rout. Adrian Gonzalez continued his hot streak, collecting four hits and four RBI, and was never in doubt that the Red Sox could come back from their bad beginning.
"I always have faith in my team. Look at our roster and the talent we have. I believe this is one of the best teams in the league. You can never lose your cool. You'll never see me do that," Gonzalez said. (via Extra Bases - The Boston Globe)
The Red Sox face the Cubs in Game 2 of the series at Fenway Park on Saturday night.