From the Detroit Free Press -
Starting Tuesday at Yankee Stadium, the Yankees play the first of two remaining series against the Red Sox. The Yankees have 16 home games and 19 road games left; the Red Sox play 17 of their 27 September games at Fenway Park.
There’s a key three-game series remaining with wild-card leader Seattle at the Stadium, Sept. 3-5. The Mariners have five games left with Cleveland and have a road trip to Cleveland, Toronto, New York and Detroit.
Look for the Red Sox to have a strong September – with all those home games. The way the schedule plays out, going for the Wildcard seems to make the most sense for New York. If the Angels hang on to the West, that would set us up for another Yankees-Angels ALDS.
It makes for some strange rooting in Yankeeland. You want to root for the M’s to lose, to help the Yankees get the ‘card, but, you want to root for the M’s to pass the Angels – so that you don’t have to face the Halos in the ALDS again.
So, you have to root for the M’s to lose, and for the Angels to lose even more than the M’s. (And, you want the Tigers to lose as well.)