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Bullpen has turned season around

Red Sox have best 'pen ERA in the major leagues since April 23

Updated: May 25, 2012, 12:07 PM ET
By Jeremy Lundblad | ESPNBoston.com

One month ago, the Boston Red Sox were 4-10 and broken.

The offense was inconsistent and the rotation stumbled to a 5.75 ERA. But both of those problems figured to be temporary given the pedigree of the players involved.

The bullpen was another story. Alfredo Aceves had a 24.00 ERA through seven appearances. Mark Melancon was demoted after posting a 49.50 ERA in four appearances (11 earned runs in two innings), which included giving up five homers. Those were supposed to be the relief ...

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