Originally posted on Burning River Baseball  |  Last updated 9/16/13
There are few teams hotter than the Boston Red Sox right now and none that have helped the Indians more on their own quest to make it to the play-offs. The Red Sox have had essentially had the division title wrapped up since the beginning of September and a play-off spot even before that, but they haven't let up. So far in September, Boston is 10-3 after a 81-56 start to the year and now look like the strongest American League team heading to the post season. From the point of view of the Cleveland Indians, this provides an interesting position. The Red Sox have been incredibly helpful in getting Cleveland back to the play-offs, but will likely be the team to remove them the play-offs if current trends continue. Just this month they have already won two series against the Yankees and one against the Rays, two of the top competitors for the second Wild Card spot. This success against their AL East foes is a continuation from the rest of the regular season as they have now won 12 of 19
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