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Friday, September 27, 2013
Red Sox can clinch best record tonight

By ESPNBoston.com

Sitting two games up with three to play, the Red Sox can clinch the best record in the American League with a win tonight in Baltimore paired with an Athleitcs loss to the Mariners (10:10 p.m.).

By clinching the top seed, the Red Sox will not only assure themselves home field throughout the playoffs, but will face the wild-card winner in the ALDS. That team will have already used one of its best starters to win a one-game playoff.

Then again, the current wild card leaders -- the Rays and Indians -- have each won seven straight games and could head into a potential ALDS series against the Red Sox red hot.