For Red Sox, coaches have been part of the winning equation

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The Red Sox have the best record in baseball at 18-7 and start a series in Toronto on Tuesday riding a five-game win streak.

The players are primarily responsible for the Red Sox being worth watching again. But it’s clear that manager John Farrell and his coaches are playing a significant role in improving the atmosphere in the clubhouse.

“Any time the people you’re looking to for answers are all on the same page, that’s great,” said Jon Lester, who starts on Tuesday. “It all goes back to making our jobs easier and winning games. They’re part of team chemistry, too.”

It’s a far cry from last season, when a lack of communication among former manager Bobby Valentine and his coaching staff led to the Red Sox all too often looking unprepared for games.

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