Red Sox home vs road games: 11/16
Boston’s August schedule definitely has its soft spots. A six-game stretch against the Orioles and Pirates should be a prime opportunity for the Red Sox to pick up ground, while series in Kansas City and Minnesota also shouldn’t be too challenging. In all, the Red Sox play just 14 games of their 27 games against teams with winning records in 2021, their lowest percentage of any month.
That doesn’t mean, however, that August doesn’t feature some tough matchups. The aforementioned Royals series is sandwiched between sets against the two World Series teams from last year, with the Astros series taking place in Houston.
The schedule also contains series against the Yankees and the Rays, though both will be in the comforts of Fenway Park. The series against the Rays could also be longer than initially scheduled, as the three-game set that was canceled in April needs to be made up.
Overall, this month of Sox baseball is still a terrific opportunity for the team to both beat up on lightweights and gain ground on division and league rivals. If the Red Sox can take care of business against the cellar-dwellers and play .500 baseball against the contenders, it would qualify as a successful month.