First-place Sox in for hot summer

As foes gain on Boston's flimsy lead, the true test comes for Farrell's troops

Updated: June 24, 2013, 4:05 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The Red Sox reach the halfway point of their season this week -- Thursday, weather permitting -- and this is what we have in the American League East:

Five teams, all with winning records, five games separating first place from last.

So it's not quite 1967 yet, when three teams went into the season's final day separated by a half game with a fourth team two games out, the Red Sox standing alone at the top at day's end, impossible dream fulfilled.

But there's every ...

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