The Baseball Tonight crew discusses the resurgence of the Red Sox, who are coming off a three-game sweep of the Rays ad have won eight of their last nine games to move within 5½ games of the AL East lead and within 2 games of the wild card lead (video above).
Joe McDonald, a native Rhode Islander, joined ESPNBoston.com as a Bruins and Red Sox reporter in February 2010. He worked at the Providence Journal for 18 years and covered the Red Sox, Bruins, Patriots, PawSox and Providence Bruins. He's a three-time winner of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association's state Sportswriter of the Year for Rhode Island. Follow him on Twitter here.