Red Sox’ Resilience, Ability to Respond This Season Should Bolster Faith in Playoff Run (Video)

The Red Sox’ destiny is in their own hands — they can secure a spot in the playoffs with a win Thursday night against the Orioles.

Buck Showalter has a 33-24 record against the Red Sox as manager of the Orioles, and the Birds have enjoyed a 9-6 record against the Sox this season, so Thursday’s game could be a true test. The Sox can only clinch if they beat the O’s, regardless of how the rest of the American League fares, and NESN Nation’s Alison Smith thinks the Sox have what it takes to make it to October.

Check out the video above to hear why.

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