Category: Oakland Athletics

1.0 Back… Going into Series With Yankees

The Red Sox have a chance to take back frirst place in the AL East this week.  All they have to do is win 2 out of 3 games against the Yankees or better.

The Yankees took 1st place back from the Red Sox last week after a 4 game losing streak ended their hot streak.  This week is a chance to prove that they are worthy again of first place.  The Sox have already taken 5 out of 6 games against the Yankees this year.  Taking another 2 or 3 would really offset the season series vs the pinstripes.

This series was well timed by the schedule makers.  There is a good distance between 2nd and 3rd/4th… the Blue Jays and Rays are tied for 3rd but are both 4 games out of first and 3 games out of second.

The Sox were lucky to come away with a sweep of the Athletics… especially after a 9th inning collapse which resulted in 14 innings on Saturday.