Red Sox Can Make Life Difficult For Yankees In Season’s Final Series

October 1, 2012 10:56 AM
Red Sox Can Make Life Difficult For Yankees In Season’s Final Series
" BOSTON (CBS) — The Boston Red Sox have accomplished very little this season on the field, and they won’t be able to do much more as the season wraps up with a three-game set in the Bronx this week. Yet while the 90-loss Sox can’t do much to help themselves, they sure can make life difficult for the Yankees.

With three games left in the season, the Yankees are locked in a tie with the Orioles, who are in Tampa this week. If the Yankees and Orioles finish tied in the AL East, they’ll play each other in a one-game playoff. The winner will advance to the ALDS, and the loser will have to play the following day in the wild-card one-game playoff, the winner of which will make the ALDS and the loser of which will go home for the winter.

Obviously, both the Yankees and Orioles would prefer to avoid any one-game playoff. That’s where the Red Sox come in.

Last year, the Red Sox had their postseason hopes dashed "

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