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Red Sox have second-best odds to win AL pennant

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Red Sox have second-best odds to win AL pennant

According to online casino Bovada, the Red Sox have the second-best odds to win the American League pennant after the trade deadline.

Though the Yankees currently sit first in the AL East and made greater improvements ahead of Monday’s non-waiver deadline, Boston has the best odds in the AL East. The Sox have the fifth-best odds to win the World Series, which puts them second among AL teams behind only the Astros. 

The Indians sit right behind the Sox, with the Yankees seventh. The top 10 is as follows: 

Dodgers: 11/4 
Astros: 9/2
Cubs: 7/1
Nationals: 7/1
Red Sox: 15/2
Indians: 8/1
Yankees: 9/1
Diamondbacks: 25/1
Royals: 25/1
Rockies: 33/1

Boston's odds have decreased since July 1, as the Sox had 13/2 odds to win the World Series then, which ranked fourth. Though the Sox have been leapfrogged by the Nationals, their July 1 odds were also second among AL teams.

BASEBALL SHOW PODCAST: What are biggest concerns about Red Sox?

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BASEBALL SHOW PODCAST: What are biggest concerns about Red Sox?

1:00 - Shaughnesy, Drellich and Merloni give their leading off impressions regarding the Red Sox

4:00 - Dan Shaughnessy explains why he is still skeptical about the Red Sox team, and why he will not be able to feel confident until he sees them play in the postseason

9:00 - Does our Baseball Show crew have a problem with the Red Sox letting Chris Sale pitch the 8th inning so he could get his 300th strikeout?

15:00 - Jared Carrabis joins the Baseball Show crew to discuss what matches he likes for the Red Sox in the playoffs. 

17:00 - Jared Carrabis on how would the Red Sox match up against the Yankees in the playoffs

20:00 - How does Jared Carrabis think about the use of David Price as a relief pitcher?

Red Sox beat Reds 5-4, reduce A.L. East magic number to three

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Red Sox beat Reds 5-4, reduce A.L. East magic number to three

CINCINNATI - Mookie Betts doubled with the bases loaded to tie it in the eighth inning and dashed home from second base on an infield single, rallying the Boston Red Sox to a 5-4 victory Sunday over the Cincinnati Reds that moved them closer to the AL East title.

By winning 14 of its last 17 games, Boston has left virtually no opening for the second-place New York Yankees to catch up. The Red Sox, already assured a playoff spot, completed an 8-1 road trip that put them in excellent position to win a second consecutive division crown for the first time in franchise history.

Coupled with New York's 9-5 loss in Toronto, the Red Sox reduced their magic number to three. They lead the Yankees by five games with seven to play.

That means Fenway Park can start preparing for a potential celebration. Boston finishes the regular season at home with three games against Toronto and four vs. Houston.

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