Today, the Sox beat the Royals 8-1, thus giving them a series tie at 2-2. Adding that to their sweep of the Rays, the Sox had a 5-2 week and are now 29-23 on the season, plus the Rays lost again, putting the Sox 5.5 games back and in 4th place. David Ortiz (right) is our Player of the Week with 3 home runs and 9 RBIs, as he is now .272/11/31 on the season. Adrian Beltre had 2 homers and 8 RBIs as he had a good week as well, and at .335/5/34 he has been a fantastic acquisition. Jon Lester had 2 great performances over the course of the week, allowing 1 run in 13 innings when put together. He is a very good 6-2/2.97/77 as he has been good in all 3 of those categories. Clay Buchholz (7-3/2.73/47) also allowed 1 run in 13 innings over the course of the week. At 29-23, the Red Sox are on a roll and I hope they can continue that (after an off-day on Monday) against the A's in Fenway and the Orioles in Camden Yards.