Red Sox

Red Sox

BOSTON - Four series in and the Red Sox have yet to lose one.

Their 7-1 rain-shortened win over the Orioles on Monday earned them a split, and they're now 3-0-1 through four series, including a 4-3 homestand. 

They also take back control of the A.L. East, a spot they've at least shared for the past 12 days.

But this series was the first of many in a row within the A.L. East, as the Sox will now head to Tampa Bay for three games and then to Baltimore to see the Orioles again. In fact, including this last series against the Orioles, the Sox play seven consecutive series (22 games) against the A.L. East. It won't be until May 11 that they play a team outside of their division.

John Farrell was pleased with his team coming out with a win.

"They're a good team," Farrell said of the Orioles, "and I would imagine we're going to be neck and neck with most everybody in this division throughout. And anytime you can come away with a final game of a series to earn a split, whether it's home or road, it sends us off on a positive note. We're going to end up right back there at the end of this week going up against them for three [games]. So just liked the way we rebounded after dropping the last couple."