Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 9/20/12
With Wednesday's loss to the Rays, the Red Sox officially squashed any miraculous dreams of them finishing over .500 in their 2012 campaign. In doing so, the Yankees will remain as the only team since 1997 to finish every season with at least 81 victories. The two hated rivals were the only two teams the last 14 seasons to consistenly finish above .500. Now, the Evil Empire will be the only franchise heading into 2013 seeking to extend that record. While injuries weren't the only problem the Sox had this year, it certainly didn't help that the team's entire lineup...

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