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The Red Sox haven't started this strong in a while.
In 2012, they dropped their first three games. They went 4-10 before finally building some momentum in late April and didn't hit .500 until April 28.
Of course, this start was just the beginning of one of Boston's worst seasons in history.
Somehow, the year before was even worse. In 2011, the Red Sox started 0-6. They were just 2-10 by mid-April and didn't hit .500 until early May. The Red Sox picked things up, but the season ended in the historic September collapse.
If they had won more games in the beginning, that embarrassment could have been avoided.
And in 2010, the Red Sox started 4-9 and didn't reach middle ground until the end of April.
When was the last time the Red Sox really opened up the year in the win column? The last year they won a World Series.
In 2007, the Red Sox dropped their first game but had a nice 12-5 record by April 22. Similarly, in 2004 (you know, the other year the Sox won a World Series), they stood at 15-6 before heading into May.
In 2006, the Red Sox got off to the same 10-4 start, though they ended up missing playoffs.
Not to jump the gun and say the Red Sox are on their way to the World Series, but it's looking more promising than it has in a long while. Yes, it's a long season, but every game counts when October starts to close in.