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Red Sox face math problem

After dropping two of three to Rays, a spot in playoffs is hard to figure

Updated: August 30, 2010, 1:31 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- In a place that has often endured the effrontery of "Let's Go, Red Sox" exhortations from the carpetbaggers from the north, there was jubiliation in the chant that erupted in the ninth inning here Sunday night.

"No more Boston." Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap. "No more Boston.'' Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap.

The Tampa Bay Rays did not eliminate the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night by winning the rubber match of their three-game set 5-3, on national TV, no ...

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