Red Sox home vs road games: 10/16
As the pennant race begins to take form in June, the Red Sox will have the fortune of a soft schedule. Only three of their 26 games will be played against teams that made the playoffs last year, and those are against the Cardinals, who won just 90 games and lost in the Wild Card round. In addition, the Red Sox will face none of the top of the four American League teams from last year.
The month begins again with the always-tough, west coast road trip, but there are reasons to believe it won’t be as difficult this year. The series includes three games against the in-transition Athletics, four against the mediocre Angels, and three against the improving but not quite formidable Mariners.
Their reward for getting through that stretch is a nine-game homestand, each against a team that the Red Sox should be able to handle.
The club will also be helped out by the fact that they will have four off-days in the month, including two bookending the west coast swing. Even though the majority of the Red Sox’s June slate will take place on the road, there is no question that this is one of their easiest months.