The Boston Red Sox have a long road ahead of them if they are going to sneak into the postseason.
After the Cleveland Indians and Oakland Athletics both lost Saturday night, the Red Sox were in position to move within 4.5 games of the second wild-card spot, but sit 5.5 back after collapsing in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium.
Boston does not play Cleveland or Oakland the rest of the season, but will take on the Tampa Bay Rays for a chance to gain some ground. NESN’s Emerson Lotzia spoke about the team’s current position after the Sox’s loss. To hear what he had to say, check out the clip above from “NESN Sports Today,” presented by People’s United Bank.