The Red Sox spend their 51st day in first place today. Quite remarkable considering they never spent a single day in first place last season.But let's not go back there.

As they get ready to start a three game series with Texas here are a few other tidbits for the 35-23 Sox...

*   the 12 games over .500 ties the most over .500 mark for the season

*   they have never been more than 3 games out of first place all year

*   The Sox longest winning streak is 7 games, longest losing streak is 3 games

*   Sox are 17-12 at home, 18-11 on the road

EAST              W        L          PCT    GB

Boston         35        23        .603       -

New York       32        25        .561       2.5

Baltimore       32        25        .561       2.5

Tampa Bay    31        25        .554       3

Toronto          24        33        .421       10.5