David Ortiz has been hitting well all season, helping push Boston past .500, but the Red Sox' recent success has also received a hand from stellar defense and a quality reliever.

Even with second baseman Dustin Pedroia out for a few games with a hand injury, Boston's infield has been holding its own. And Scott Atchison has turned into the surprising linchpin of a now resilient bullpen.

Jerry Remy talks about Ortiz, the defense and Atchison on Red Sox First Pitch.