The Red Sox have a bit of freedom as they begin their four-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night. After all, they are finally, officially out of the playoff hunt.
The Rays, on the other hand, are very much in the playoff hunt — or could be, if they get some help down the stretch. Tampa Bay is actually in danger of falling too far behind in the chase for the postseason, and the Red Sox could deal them a death blow with a handful of wins this week.
NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette is excited for the Sox to let loose. See more in the above video.