Ten reasons to believe in Red Sox

'Lost Boys' of April and May are suddenly a game out of first place

Updated: June 22, 2010, 10:43 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

DENVER -- The Boston Red Sox are a half-game out of first place in the American League East just over a month after one of the worst losses they'd ever absorbed against the New York Yankees, the May 17 game in which they came back from 5-0 to take a two-run lead in the ninth on the strength of five home runs, only to lose when Alex Rodriguez and Marcus Thames hit two-run home runs off Jonathan Papelbon in the bottom of the inning.

That loss dropped the Sox to a game under .500 (19-20), ...

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