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Too little, too late for Sox?

Injury-plagued Boston squad will need historic run to make up lost ground

Updated: July 30, 2010, 2:55 PM ET
By Jeremy Lundblad | ESPN Stats & Information

Even the greatest turnarounds in Red Sox history already happened by this time in the season.

The 1967 Impossible Dream? Red Sox Nation was enjoying full REM sleep by the end of July.

Morgan Magic in 1988? Come August, it was no longer an illusion.

With two days to go in July, the best-case scenario puts the Red Sox 3½ games back of the Rays for the wild card and 5½ behind the Yankees as the calendar turns to August.

Consider this: The largest Aug. 1 deficit ...

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