Sox have won 5 in a row now, against average-to-excellent teams. The ugliness from the Minnesota series has carried over into this win streak: in these five games they have given up 8 unearned runs (1.6/game). The bullpen has been atrocious, with a 7.24 ERA over that stretch.
On the other hand, the Sox have been scoring 11 runs a game. I suppose if they keep doing that, the bullpen and defense don't matter much? Has a team ever gone to the playoffs with absolutely amazing hitting but with so many other glaring problems?