Boston Red Sox Register Another Convincing Win Against The Toronto Blue Jays
Boston Red Sox registered yet another convincing win against the Toronto Blue Jays on August 30 at the Rogers Centre after finishing the game 7-1. The Red Sox who are leading the points table have dominated the Blue Jays at home winning 8 out of their last 9 encounters at Rogers. The Red Sox have gelled well as a team this season and played consistently well, especially against the Blue Jays and their win on Wednesday made it 10-3 this season.
Boston Red Sox – Brimming With Confidence
Mitch Moreland and Hanley Ramirez scored home runs for the Sox and they put up a strong defensive performance to keep the Blue Jays at bay. They have 6 more games left against the Blue Jays in 2017 and based on their current form, they should be able to win all 6 games as the Jays haven’t been very competitive against them this season, even though they are ranked fifth on the points table.
The next challenge for the Red Sox will be a lot more difficult as they are set to play a series against the New York Yankees. The first game of the series will take place in New York on August 31 and it is a huge opening match for both sides. The Yankees just lost three games in a row to Cleveland and in doing so lost the series but still remain in second place on the points table.
Yankees Looking To Put The Past Behind
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that this team is feeling the pressure especially when they look at the points table but they realize they have to put the past behind them and focus on this important series against the Red Sox.
In a statement, Girardi said “As I’ve said all along, really we’re in charge of our own destiny. We have to win games. But it’s impossible not to look at the scoreboard. It’s right there. I’d have to really have my head in the sand not to see the scores of games. We have to worry about ourselves.”
The Yankees do not have a lot of time to pick themselves up from their series loss to Cleveland. They have around 30 games left in the season to pull ahead of the Red Sox and they will want to start by winning the first game in the four match series.