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Red Sox trying to leave no doubt in AL East

NEW YORK — They don’t want this race to be close. They don’t want to back in. They don’t want to make this a frantic finish with the last three games in Baltimore meaning something.

By the time the final three games roll around, they want them to mean absolutely nothing. Maybe they’ll mean something to the Orioles, but they shouldn’t mean anything to the Red Sox.

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