Even though they stumbled at the end, the Red Sox logged 19 wins and 10 losses for the month of May. That puts them tied with Arizona for the best record for the month.
How did they accomplish it?
296 hits - 1st in the majors
156 runs - 1st in the majors
39 home runs - tied for 1st in the majors
.287 team batting average - 1st in the majors
.472 slugging percentage - 1st in the majors
Despite Beckett's run, the pitching staff still has some catching up to do. They managed only a cumulative 4.01 ERA, which puts them 21st in the majors for the month. They did lead the AL in strikeouts (214), but they were also second in the AL in walks (102).
Defensively, opponents stole 31 bases against the Red Sox, which is the most in the majors against any team.
All of the above has certainly made for some dramatic baseball!