We’re here. It took 71 games, but we’re finally here. The Boston Red Sox have claimed sole possession of first place in the American League East. While the Yankees were back in New York adding yet another game to their now 7 game losing streak, Chris Sale took the mound in Kansas City and did he what Chris Sale does. He dominated.
The Sox take on Kansas City one more time before heading back to Boston for a 7-game homestand. It’s hard to feel good about any game in which Drew Pomeranz is the probable starter, but the Royals are actually pitching someone who is worse. The Royals starter, Ian Kennedy, boasts a 1-6 record and a 5.03 ERA in 12 starts this season. The boys with the bats should be champing at the bit right now because they should be in for a big day. But in the meantime, let’s just enjoy first place.