Kansas City Royals: Second Postseason Picture Update

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 11: Mike Moustakas
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 11: Mike Moustakas /
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NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 12: Andrew Benintendi
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 12: Andrew Benintendi /

AL East leader

Boston Red Sox

Overall record (through Sunday): 67-50

Last week: 4-1

This week: Vs. Cleveland (Mon., makeup game); vs. St. Louis Cardinals (Tue.-Wed.); off Thursday; vs. New York Yankees (Fri.-Sun.)

Boston has enjoyed an amazing two-week run with its only loss coming against New York on Friday night.

The Red Sox (and their fans) will feel a lot better after Sunday’s rally gave it a series win over the Yankees.

Rookie Rafael Devers (who I not-so-brilliantly dropped from my fantasy team this week) homered off Aroldis Chapman to send the game to extra innings. Andrew Benintendi capped the come-from-behind win with a bases-loaded single in the 10th inning.

It’s looking more and more like there will be a rematch of last season’s American League Division Series between Boston and Cleveland.

Although the Red Sox have possibly set their sights on challenging the Astros for home-field advantage, they are not guaranteed an East Division title just yet.

They have a 5.5-game lead over the Yankees, but the longtime rivals play seven more games the rest of the way.

Stranger things have happened.