At 21-13, the Red Sox have the same record through 34 games that the 2013 World Series champs did. They're doing it with offense. Lots of offense. Boston just swept a three-game series from the A's by the scores of 14-7, 13-5 and 13-3.
Red Sox are the first team to score at least 13 runs in 3 straight games since the 1999 Indians.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 12, 2016
2013 team led MLB with 853 runs scored. After this outburst, 2016 Red Sox on pace for 872. https://t.co/E2tGrQpjTd— Darren Hartwell (@darren_hartwell) May 12, 2016
The Sox have scored 196 total runs, 30 more than any other American League team (the Cubs lead the NL with 196 as well). Boston's .293 team batting average is 15 points higher than the next best in MLB, the Pirates' .278. It shows in the individual AL leaders as well:
The Red Sox currently have 4 of the top 9 batting averages in the American League. pic.twitter.com/B5DmPqtnKa— Mark Van Deusen (@LucidSportsFan) May 12, 2016
Perhaps the best way to sum it up is to point out that Jackie Bradley Jr. (pictured), who's tied for eighth in the league in batting with David Ortiz and owns the second longest hitting streak in baseball this season (17 games), is Boston's No. 9 hitter.
This Vine doesn't relate to any of the above stats in particular, but it's generally relevant and I just think it's cool: