For most of the season, the Houston Astros have been the best team record-wise in the American League. And while they still are tops in the AL, the Boston Red Sox are making a push to challenge them for home-field advantage throughout the AL playoffs.

The Sox are 4.5 games behind the Astros, and they have a big series this week against the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians.

Hear more about the race for the best record in the American League in the video from “Red Sox First Pitch,” presented by Men’s Wearhouse, above.

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