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Are Red Sox already too far behind?

Simulations show it may take a special summer for Boston to make playoffs

Updated: May 21, 2010, 10:58 AM ET
By Jeremy Lundblad | ESPN Stats and Information

The Boston Red Sox are heating up. Sure, it's only a three-game win streak. But in a season in which they've yet to win more than four in a row, this feels downright tropical. On Friday, the Red Sox could move to three games over .500 for the first time all year.

But, just a quarter into the season, could it already be too late?

Even with a soon-to-be replenished outfield and key bats waking up, injuries and inconsistencies linger. Meanwhile, the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees, ...

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