Red Sox home vs road games: 17/10
The Red Sox’s July schedule is as difficult as their June schedule is easy. Twenty-one of their 27 games come against teams that finished above .500, their highest of any month. Seventeen of those games come against teams who made their playoffs last year.
July also features the most difficult stretch of games of the entire Red Sox schedule: A fourteen-game gauntlet against the Yankees and the Rays. Those two teams combined for 192 wins and a winning record against Boston last year. Those 14 games come in 14 consecutive days, a grueling run that will carry the Red Sox until the All-Star break.
Things won’t get any better for the Red Sox after the four-day hiatus. They have another ten-game stretch without off days which include three games against the high-powered Blue Jays and three against the division-winning Brewers. From the beginning to the end, the Red Sox will be challenged in July, a month that will play a huge role in deciding their playoff fate.