If the Yanks play .500 ball for the rest of the season (16-16), The Sox can play .606 ball and win the division (go 20-13). Boston is on a torrid .703 pace since the July 31st trade, the Yanks are playing .615 in August.
Let\’s say the Yanks play .615 in September as well. The Sox could still win the division by going 23-10 or better to finish out the year.
These are just a couple of scenarios…the division is well within reach and close enough where fans can dream. Hopefully the team keeps focusing on one game at a time, and winning series. The Sox have quickly turned what had been a disappointing year into an interesting and hopeful one.