Playoffs a miracle? Not for Red Sox

Yankees and Rays might be up front, but Red Sox believe they'll come out ahead

Updated: August 19, 2010, 3:40 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Pressure? What pressure?

Two-thirds of the Red Sox's starting outfield was lost for the balance of the season on Wednesday: Mike Cameron for surgery to repair an abdominal tear, Jacoby Ellsbury with a fractured rib. They'd missed much of the season already, and now they join the cleanup hitter, Kevin Youkilis, as players not expected to appear on Terry Francona's lineup card again in 2010.

By the end of the season, the team will have missed more than 900 games -- the equivalent ...

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