A month-by-month breakdown of the 2022 Red Sox schedule

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - OCTOBER 05: Xander Bogaerts #2 of the Boston Red Sox scores a run past Kyle Higashioka #66 of the New York Yankees during the sixth inning of the American League Wild Card game at Fenway Park on October 05, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - OCTOBER 05: Xander Bogaerts #2 of the Boston Red Sox scores a run past Kyle Higashioka #66 of the New York Yankees during the sixth inning of the American League Wild Card game at Fenway Park on October 05, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /
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BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – SEPTEMBER 29: J.D. Martinez #28 of the Boston Red Sox rounds the bases in front of Pat Valaika #11 of the Baltimore Orioles after hitting a second inning solo home run at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 29, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – SEPTEMBER 29: J.D. Martinez #28 of the Boston Red Sox rounds the bases in front of Pat Valaika #11 of the Baltimore Orioles after hitting a second inning solo home run at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 29, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

September/October

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.

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