“Every game is crucial. We’re at a point now where we need to win,” said second baseman Dustin Pedroia. “It doesn’t matter who we’re playing.”
“I think every series against the Yankees is always a big one, because there is always a lot of hype around it,” said shortstop Mike Aviles. “Given the current situation, hopefully it’s a good series and we go in there and at least take two-of-three. The focus really is to try to win the series, and from here one out try to win each series.”
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At 49-50, the Red Sox sit 10.5 games behind the Yankees in the AL East and 4.5 games behind the Angels and Athletics for the two AL Wild Card spots.
The team knows that if they want to make any kind of noise for postseason play, they have to start winning every series. A win streak would certainly help that.
“I think it’s very important if we can run off a couple winning streaks; six, seven, eight games "
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