The Yankees currently have a half game lead on the Red Sox, but with two series left this season there is plenty of time for the division to swing in either direction.
From the Red Sox perspective you have to be pretty excited about their chances. They are 10-2 against the Bronx Bombers this season and have one of the best offenses in league.
Even down half a game, Boston fans should be confident that the race is far from over.
However, like with any team there are key areas that the Red Sox will have to succeed in order to win the AL East.
Here is a few things the Red Sox will have to have in order to win the AL East.