The Red Sox managed to put together consecutive wins with an 11-3 thumping of he A’s at Fenway. Game stories by Gordon EdesMike ShalinSteven KrasnerDavid Heuschkel and David Borges all point to the Sox taking small steps towards righting the ship and even making the AL East competitive again. Lenny Megliola says we should thank the Mets and Tigers for keeping the Sox in the division race. Tony Massarotti says the Sox in among a handful of teams vying for the services of Randy Johnson. Gordon Edes on the NESN pregame show last night mentioned a report that the Red Sox had received permission to talk with Johnson about coming to Boston. He also said that Theo Epstein had denied the report. Later, Theo came on the show himself and emphatically denied the report. Larry Lucchino came on WEEI this morning and also denied the report. A certain Internet fan site insists that there have already been talks between the general managers and that this deal could happen. Two schools of thought here…1) we can use the old Washington DC clich