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Red Sox Fans Will Love Latest Spot in MLB.com Power Rankings

Larry Rupp
Boston Red Sox fans will love the team's latest spot in the MLB.com power rankings.
Boston Red Sox fans will love the team's latest spot in the MLB.com power rankings. / Patrick Smith/Getty Images
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The 2021 MLB season has been underway for over a month now and one of the biggest storylines remains the resurgence of the Boston Red Sox. After posting a disappointing 24-36 record last year, Boston is off to an MLB-best 22-13 start behind a balanced roster on both sides of the ball.

Red Sox fans will love to see that the team's hot start has caused them to rise in MLB.com's power rankings all the way up to No. 1. They jumped the struggling Los Angeles Dodgers for the top spot after coming in ranked at No. 2 last week.

Red Sox News: First Place in Power Rankings

This Red Sox offense has been firing on all cylinders so far in 2021 as they lead the league in runs scored per game (5.34) as well as team batting average (0.267). Slugging first baseman J.D. Martinez has bolstered the middle of the lineup with 10 home runs, which is tied for the MLB lead.

Boston's pitching staff is no joke, either. The team's bullpen has excelled early on as the Red Sox relievers have totaled 151 strikeouts on the season (No. 5 in MLB). Starter Eduardo Rodriguez has also been off to an impressive start posting a 3.82 ERA and a spotless 5-0 record on the year.

All things considered, the Red Sox have found ways to keep winning ball games day in and day out. They seem determined to get back into the playoffs. Boston currently has +2200 odd to win the World Series, according to MLB future odds posted on FanDuel Sportsbook.

They will look to keep their momentum going in a 3-game series against the Oakland Athletics starting on Tuesday night.


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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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