5 Signs the Boston Red Sox Are Ready to Go on a Long Run of Success

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5 Signs the Boston Red Sox Are Ready to Go on a Long Run of Success
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After a rough two months to start the season, the Boston Red Sox are poised to make a run in the American League East.

If one looked at the stretch of baseball the Boston Red Sox played between May 15 and 25, he or she could easily assume the Red Sox had all but floundered out of contention within the American League East.

During that horrid stretch, Boston lost 10 games in a row—going from 1.5 games back within the division all the way to trailing by eight games.

These are the type of streaks that thwart teams' chances to compete for a playoff berth. They are often too difficult to overcome. Even though there is plenty of baseball left to be played, the difficulty lays not within making up games, but overtaking all the teams ahead in the standings.

Buried in last place in the AL East by the end of that forgettable stretch, it would take a seemingly impossible task to resuscitate Boston's chances.

Fortunately, such thing has already happened.

Starting on May 26, the Red Sox have righted the ship. The team has won seven games in a row, including a three-game sweep of its division rivals—the Tampa Bay Rays.

Streaks like this are paramount when it comes to gaining headway within the division. In spite of the difficulties Boston has endured over the course of the 2014 season so far, signs are pointing in the right direction.

We have to remind ourselves that a baseball season is a marathon and not a sprint. The Red Sox's 2014 season could be a perfect indication of this.

While concerns remain, there are also plenty of signs that good times are awaiting Boston in the very near future.

Let's take a look at five reasons why the Red Sox could get hot in the coming weeks.

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