Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 9/20/13
A night after clinching their first playoff berth since September 30, 2009, the Boston Red Sox have punched their way into the Major League Baseball playoffs after three disappointing seasons without reaching October baseball. With their weekend home series against the Toronto Blue Jays starting tonight, Boston also has the chance to clinch their first American League East division title since 2007.  Currently, the team is 3-3 on their current nine game homestand. The Red Sox will catch a break this series in the quest to win the AL East as both Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista are out for the season with injuries so the Blue Jays will have guys including Brett Lawrie, Adam Lind and Colby Rasmus hit in Encarnacion and Bautista’s normal spots in the lineup. It is expected that the Red Sox could get more of their bench players playing time this series if they clinch tonight. Guys such as John McDonald, Quintin Berry, Ryan Lavarnway, Brock Holt, among others could pave the way for r...
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