Since July 1, the Yankees are 22-10, and they have the best record in baseball since the All-Star break (15-5). The Rays, who trail the Sox by 2.5 games in the wild-card race, are 35-20 since the beginning of June, and 12-7 since the break. As for the Sox, since July 1, they are 15-15, and 8-11 since the break. They've had the misfortune of hitting a slide while their rivals have heated up. There's no better time for a reversal of fortune than tonight, with Beckett on the mound.