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Red Sox in dangerous territory

With the Rays' footsteps getting closer, Boston is at a critical juncture

Updated: September 11, 2011, 5:48 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- It's simple, really.

With seventeen games left, the Red Sox either make the playoffs or make history.

The kind of history that still sends shivers through New Englanders for whom even two World Series titles haven't completely removed the stain of past collapses.

The math remains in Boston's favor.

But forget your computer simulations and pocket calculators and magic numbers. The final days of a baseball season always come down to flesh ...

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