The schedule has been unforgiving to the Red Sox lately. Their three-game battle with the Yankees at Fenway was sandwiched between a 10-game road trip and a six-gamer that will start Monday in San Francisco.
Sunday night’s prime-time matchup put the Sox in a tight spot in terms of travel. They could either take the 6½-hour flight late Sunday night or fly out on game day.
Before choosing the latter option, manager John Farrell surveyed the clubhouse.
“We recognize what the schedule is and that’s why we polled a number of them if they were open-minded to changing up the routine and making sure we get a decent night’s rest and we’ll change things up,” Farrell said. “Guys were all for it.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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