Red Sox Keep Trekking Through Rough Schedule The Red Sox are done with the Yankees until August, but they still have a grueling schedule ahead of them.

Boston returns home to face the Minnesota Twins for two games, doing battle against the current first-place team in the AL Central. The Red Sox then head out to face the best team in the National League in the Phillies, and then the first-place team in the AL East in the Tampa Bay Rays.

“This is not easy stuff,” NESN’s Jerry Remy said on Red Sox GameDay Live. “I think the thing that’s going to carry them through … is starting pitching.”

Of course, starting pitching has been the issue for the team so far, and the situation is not going to get any better now that ace Josh Beckett has hit the disabled list.

“Hopefully, that will come around,” Remy added.

The Red Sox hope so, too.

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