Pencil it in: The Boston Red Sox are going to win the 2018 World Series.
Wishful thinking? Maybe. But recent history tells us that Boston should be the favorite to win the Fall Classic.
With their 6-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday, the Red Sox improved their Major Leauge Baseball-best record to 35-16. More important, however, is the fact that Boston now has won 35 of its first 51 games, which bodes awfully well for its chances of going all the way this season.
Check out this tweet from Red Sox Notes:
Yeah, get the duck boats ready.
At the end of the day, the Red Sox have a long ways to go before they prove they can compete with teams like the Houston Astros in the postseason. Still, early returns — and history — suggest Boston could be playing deep into October.