The Boston Red Sox are coming to Yankee Stadium for a four game series against the Yankees starting tonight.
Despite winning seven of their last 10 games, the Red Sox remain six games behind the Yankees who are sitting atop the American League East standings. They are a team, however, that has the potential to get hot and put even more pressure on the Yankees. As it is now, the Tampa Bay Rays are right on the Yankees heels, just a half game back.
Of course every game from here on out means a lot. The Yankees need to win and win often to keep pace with the Rays. This is a big four game series. A sweep either way would drastically change the standings.
Boston stood still for the most part as the trade deadline passed while the Yankees made three veteran additions. Both teams have had some injury issues this season, but Boston in particular has gotten the worst of it. The recent news of first baseman Kevin Youkilis needing season ending surgery is a big blow to Boston.
New York would love to push the Red Sox further back in the standings. That would allow them to only worry about one team catching them. Boston is looking to get back in the race for the division as well as the Wild Card.
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