The Red Sox remaining games at home through the end of the season
Devil Rays -- 2 games -- home vs. Devil Rays: 5-2 to dateThe Red Sox away
Yankees -- 3 games -- home vs. Yankees: 4-2
Athletics -- 2 games -- home vs. Athletics: 1-1
Twins -- 4 games -- home vs. Twins: 0-0
Blue Jays -- 3 games -- away vs. Blue Jays: 5-1The Yankees at home
Devil Rays -- 3 games -- away vs. Devil Rays: 4-2
Orioles -- 3 games -- home vs. Orioles: 2-4The Yankees away
Blue Jays -- 4 games -- home vs. Blue Jays: 3-2
Blue Jays -- 3 games -- away vs. Blue Jays: 3-3Combined home and away records against remaining opponents
Red Sox -- 3 games -- away vs. Red Sox: 2-4
Devil Rays -- 3 games -- away vs. Devil Rays: 3-3
Orioles -- 3 games -- away vs. Orioles: 2-4
Red Sox: 19-8Current standings
Red Sox lead Yankees by 5 games (The Yankees' deficit is the same as it was after the games of August 30. That's zero progress by the Yankees in a span of 11 days. Plus, the remaining schedule is more favorable to the Red Sox now than it was 11 days ago.)Conclusion
Draw your own, bearing in mind that "past performance is no guarantee of future results."UPDATE (09/14/07, 11:30 a.m. CT): The Yankees trail the Red Sox by 5.5 games going into their three-game series. So, the Yankees still have a shot at the AL East title, but only if they sweep the Red Sox.
- The three-game series between New York and Boston (in Boston) this coming weekend (Sept. 14-16) will be decisive.
- If the Yankees trail the Red Sox by 5 games or less when the two teams meet, the Yankees will win the American League East title if (and only if) they sweep the Red Sox.
- Conversely, no matter where the Sox and Yankees stand entering the series, the Sox will take the title if they beat the Yankees at least twice.