Impending Series With Boston

The last time the Yankees and Red Sox played the Yanks swept the long time rivals in a four game set at home. An interesting development since the Yanks had yet to win a game against the Red Sox this season starting the season 0-8 against them. The series win really solidified the Yankees as the best team in baseball as they were not only able to beat the Red Sox by putting up a ton of runs but were even able to beat the Red Sox in a pitching duel.

Recently the Red Sox offense has gone into a slump and they have fallen to only a game up over the Rangers in the Wild Card race to go along with six and a half games out in the division. Needless to say the Red Sox need this a lot more than the Yankees as another sweep here puts them close to ten games back and almost certainly lands them behind the Rangers in the Wild Card.

While the Yankees are in better position here they do have to show up for this series. For one it would be nice to see the Yankees beat the Red Sox in Boston but at the same time you don’t want the Red Sox to find themselves back in this race. As long as the Yankees win one of these games they are in good shape.

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