Well, OK, so they're technically tied, and they're even more technically percentage points behind the Yankees, but the Boston Red Sox awake this morning to find themselves zero games back in the AL East for the first time since April 6, 2010, just before they lost the second game of that season to fall to 1-1.
That's still cause for celebration in this fan's book.
You know who else is celebrating? Carl Crawford, whose OPS jumped 103 points in two days. His OPS+, while still a ways away from respectability, is no longer competing with the likes of Mark Ellis for worst in the league; it's now competing with the likes of Derek Jeter and Nick Swisher for worst in the rivalry. Baby steps.