Eight issues Red Sox must overcome

Updated: April 30, 2010, 10:27 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

Here are eight things worth fretting about as the Red Sox close out the first month of the season Friday night in Baltimore.

1. The Rays' start

Be afraid. Be very afraid. The Rays (17-5) are baseball's most voracious predators so far this season; since splitting their six-game opening homestand, the Rays are 15-2 in their last 17 games, having outscored their opponents by a 131-42 margin.

The last team to get off to such a hot start was the 2005 White ...

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