From ESPN.com -
The Red Sox’s 7-2 loss in Oakland on Wednesday was their 21st during August (8-21). That tied the all-time record for losses in a month by a team that started the month in first place. Boston held a one-game lead over the Yankees at the end of July. Five other teams share the record: the 1971 Cardinals (8-21 in June), 1951 White Sox (11-21 in July), 1929 Boston Braves (8-21 in May), 1919 Yankees (13-21 in July), and 1908 New York Highlanders (7-21 in June).
So, if Boston loses today, they will have the worst August, of all-time, for any team who started the month of August in first place.
It’s so true: He who chokes last, chokes best.