It's safe to say the month of April did not go as expected for the Boston Red Sox. They sit 6.5 games out of first place in the American League East division with a disappointing 9-13 record. Not only that, but Boston ended the month with an embarrassing feat that hasn't happened in over a decade.
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The Red Sox became the first team since the Chicago Cubs in May of 2012 to get walked-off on by every other team in their division within a single month. On the positive side, it shows that the games are close late. Boston's lack of clutch hitting is resulting in losses that could've been avoided, though.
Manager Alex Cora's squad was up 1-0 for the majority of the game on Saturday before Matt Barnes gave up a 2-out RBI single to Anthony Santander of the Orioles to tie the game. A throwing error by relief pitcher Hirokazu Sawamura in the 10th inning allowed Baltimore to walk off with a thrilling win.
It was more of the same for a Boston team that simply cannot put it all together right now. The Red Sox are allowing only 3.68 runs per game (No. 9 in MLB) , but average just 3.45 runs per game (No. 24 in MLB) themselves. Things will need to turn around soon or the gap will be too large to overcome.
The Red Sox will look to get back on track when they begin a three-game home series against the Los Angeles Angels on Monday, May 2. For now, Boston has odds set at +1300 to win the AL East and odds set at +3500 to win the World Series, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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