Although the All-Star break is often used as the unofficial ‘halfway point’ of the MLB season, the Red Sox crossed their official halfway point on Wednesday night, beating the Kansas City Royals 6-2 in their 81st game of the year.
It was a surprisingly dominant first three months of the season for the Red Sox, especially considering they got off to an 0-3 start. They’ve bounced back to a 50-31 record, and lead the AL East by three games.
How did the Red Sox manage such an impressive start? Here’s a look at their top performers from the first 81 games.
For more on the Red Sox first half, check out the latest edition of Hardcore Baseball with Matt McCarthy below.