Red Sox/Indians series mean Yanks need to winBy
The Indians, whose 34 home wins puts them second in the Majors, host the Red Sox this week while the Yanks are playing the red-hot Kansas City Royals. The Yanks need to keep on winning (obviously), but it’s always a conundrum when two teams holding down playoff spots face off. Which team should root for? Well, in this case, I have to say the Indians. If the Yanks can take 3 out of 4 from the Royals, and the Indians can take 3 out of 4 from the Red Sox, the Yanks would stay 6.5 games back in the Wild Card and move 5.5 games behind Boston. But if not, as long as the Yanks win, they’ll gain ground on some team in front of them this week.