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.