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It’s nearing September in Major League Baseball, and that means a playoff push for the Red Sox. Boston is happy to be in the postseason race after last August’s slide, but the final weeks of the season are filled with challenges. None of those challenges are bigger than the other teams in the American League East who are also vying for playoff spots, including the always-dangerous Tampa Bay Rays. The Red Sox have 21 games remaining against AL East foes out of the 29 games left this season. Just three of those games are against the Rays, who have been the Red Sox’ biggest challengers atop the division for most of the season. Let’s look at that and more in this week’s mailbag. How do you feel about the Rays? Wild card or more? – Sean Malaney I think the Rays are the Sox’ No. 1 concern. I knew their pitching was going to be great, but I did not count on their offense being as good as it has been. I think every year, you can just go ahead and make Joe Maddon a candidate for manager of t...
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