The Red Sox may be feeling down and out of the American League East standings at the moment, but one stat should prove encouraging for Boston fans.

Back on July 23, 2004, the Red Sox (52-44) were 9.5 games back of the New York Yankees (61-36), who led the AL East at the time. Currently, the Yankees (66-35) are up 11 games on the Sox (56-47), with the Tampa Bay Rays (58-47) just one game ahead of Boston in the standings.

Check out the stats in the “Red Sox Gameday Live” video above, presented by DCU.

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