BALTIMORE — The Red Sox and New York Yankees are locked in a race for supremacy in the American League East, with both teams on pace to win well over 100 games, and no more than two games separating the teams in the standings since the beginning of May.
Problem is, one of those teams will finish second in the A.L. East and likely be relegated to a one-game, win-or-go-home wild-card game. That would be a poor consolation prize after such a great regular season.
But despite the unappetizing prospect of such a magical regular season being quickly wiped out with one post-season loss, Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said that scenario doesn't impact how he goes about his job.