ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Don’t take the insertion of two rookie relievers in a 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night to mean the Red Sox are not trying to whittle down the Magic Number until it is gone.
They would love to sweep and destroy every team. The fact they’ve won seven straight series shows you how dominant they’ve been.
“We’re trying to win every series,” said catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia. “That’s our No. 1 goal from here on out. Tomorrow it’s all about Game 1 against the Yankees and we’ll go series by series. It would be nice to win [the AL East] as soon as possible, and we’d rather win it sooner than later, but we played a good game tonight and we just came up short.”
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