Commenter mikelove says it's the first time (since 1957, maybe earlier) a team has swept a four-game series while scoring 10+ runs in each game. Boston outscored the White Sox 46-7.
The Red Sox lead the Yankees in the East by 7.5 games. New York finishes up against the Tigers tomorrow night, then heads home for Tuesday's showdown.
Julian Tavarez (5.01, 90 ERA+) / Javier Vazquez (3.66, 125 ERA+)
Hi, Javy! It's been a while since 2004, but we remember. And we thank you.
In 23 career AB againat Vazquez, J.D. Drew has hit .391/.440/.870.
Interesting 'toid that means next-to-nothing:
Vazquez is trying to become the only pitcher in the Major Leagues to record at least 10 wins, 30 starts and 150 strikeouts for the seventh straight season. He needs five more starts and three more strikeouts to extend the streak.