Boston Red Sox Destined for World Series Glory in 2018?
The Boston Red Sox are leading the way in the American League East and plenty of punters will be backing the eight-time World Series winners to claim another pennant this year. Alex Cora’s side are primed to challenge for Major League Baseball’s ultimate prize in the coming months and it would take a brave man to back against the Red Sox in their pursuit of glory.
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With 78 wins and 34 defeats so far this year, Boston are in pole position to finish as the top seed in the American League – and that can only mean positive things for their World Series chances. The Red Sox have won seven of their last 10 Major League Baseball fixtures and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see Boston pull away at the top of the division in the coming months.
At the time of writing, the Red Sox have a 10-match lead over closest divisional rivals New York Yankees and it is now more a case of when rather than if Boston will secure a third successive American League East crown. A first conference pennant beckons if the Red Sox can maintain their regular season form throughout the playoffs – that should be Cora’s top priority now.
Boston are +375 in the latest MLB odds on bet365 and plenty of punters will be backing the Red Sox to prevail this year. You could argue that the Yankees, Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers are the only realistic challengers for the World Series crown. Cora will be quietly confident of guiding his team to victory in the coming months; a first title since 2013 would certainly sit well with the Fenway Park faithful.
Chris Sale is a man who needs no introduction. One of the best pitchers in the league, Sale has recorded 207 strikeouts this year. The next best on Boston’s roster is Rick Porcello with 135. Sale’s impact and influence on the Red Sox is clear for all to see and plenty of punters will be basing their World Series expectations on his individual efforts.
Chris Sale was named AL Pitcher of the Month for both June and July. The only other Red Sox ever to be named Player/Pitcher of the Month in back-to-back months is Pedro Martinez (April and May, 1999).
— Red Sox Notes (@SoxNotes) August 2, 2018
J.D. Martinez will be central to Boston’s World Series aspirations in 2018 and the former Astros man would love nothing more than to pip Houston to the title. With 33 home runs so far this year, he has been one of the Red Sox’s standout players and fans will be expecting big things in the coming months. In the last seven matches, Martinez has a staggering slug percentage of .777 – an incredible feat.
Look no further than the Boston Red Sox in the race for World Series success this year – Alex Cora’s men will take some stopping in their bid for supremacy. The Red Sox have been there or thereabouts in recent years but a ninth World Series title has eluded them. This could be their time to shine on the big stage once again; Fenway Park regulars will be excited at what the immediate future holds.