Red Sox home vs road games: 12/15
As mentioned earlier, the September/October schedule is subject to change. We already know that a three-game set against either the Orioles or the Rays, and there is a chance that the other three games that are not made up at the end of the season are squeezed into doubleheaders or off-days.
From the games that are already on the schedule, however, it is clear that the Red Sox caught a break. The month feature six games against the bottom-feeding Orioles, which should provide a much-needed boost in the stretch run.
Boston also has sets at home against the retooling Royals and Rangers, meaning that around half of their games in the month will come against teams who lost 88 games or more in 2021.
The Sox will still have their challenges, of course. A three-game set in Tampa Bay and six games against the Yankees, four of which in Yankee Stadium, could make the difference in the division. Yet to play so many non-contenders in the season’s final month is rare, and with five off-days mixed in, the Red Sox will have ample opportunity to rest their players for the critical intra-division games.