Red Sox

McAdam: Now that bats are hot, Red Sox are steamrolling teams

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The Red Sox fifth win a row was played in a steady downpour, with puddles pooling on the warning track and the mound left a muddy mess.

In some ways, that was perfectly symbolic of the home team's recent offensive awakening. In recent weeks, it's as if someone turned  on the spigot, letting everything gush out.

The team's 11-2 thrashing of the Seattle Mariners was the eighth win in the last nine games and 11th in the last 13. In those 13 games, the Red  Sox have scored seven or more runs eight times. The Sox lead the league in runs scored, walks and on-base percentage, while ranking in the top three in homers hit, batting average and OPS.