The best last-place team in baseball?

Red Sox are winning at a .600 clip since bottoming out against Yankees

Updated: May 25, 2012, 2:26 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Just over a full month has passed since manager Bobby Valentine declared that the Red Sox had hit bottom, and GM Ben Cherington stood amid the wreckage of one of the worst losses in team history, one in which the Yankees had rallied from a 9-0 deficit to score 15 unanswered runs in Fenway, and offered what at the time sounded like a vacant assurance.

"Despite what happened today," Cherington said, "there's a lot of quality on this pitching staff, guys that can be successful and ...

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