Bobby Dalbec has been on a tear recently, and the Red Sox rookie attributes his recent success to a slight tweak he made at the plate.
The Boston Red Sox are back in first place after a 7-1 win over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday. With the Tampa Rays slumping, losing five games in a row, the Sox nabbed a timely win over the Royals to move into first place with a record of 43-28. With the Rays only a half-game behind the Sox will look to widen the gap with a win over the Royals on Sunday.
Look on the bright side, Royals fans: we won’t be thinking “gee, that 11-game losing streak really sunk our playoff hopes because they played pretty well outside of that,” because the Royals have decidedly not played better outside of that streak. Baseball-Reference puts the Royals’ playoff odds at 0.3% now, which, if anything, seems high.