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Surging Rays a big test for Red Sox

The Red Sox own many of the team statistical superlatives in the American League, so why haven’t they been able to break away from the Tampa Bay Rays, with whom they begin a four-game series Monday night?

The Sox have been the only AL team that has been over .500 the entire season, and after Sunday night’s 8-7, 11-inning victory over the Yankees, they have the most wins in the majors with 60.

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