Red Sox set franchise record with 106th win
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The new mark moved Boston past the 105 games the 1912 team won en route to winning the World Series, though that was in a 154-game schedule. The Sox’s victory Monday came in their 157th game of the year.
The Red Sox were still shaking hands on the field when the “106” went up in the win column of the American League East standings that are posted on the Green Monster. Scoreboards flashed “106 Wins” and fans waved signs to celebrate breaking a record that has stood as long as Fenway Park itself.
“You think about all the history of the game and the history of this franchise,” Boston manager Alex Cora said.
The victory also assured the Red Sox of home-field advantage throughout the postseason, as it put Boston out of reach of the AL West-leading Houston Astros.
Historically, securing the best record in baseball bodes well for the Sox, who won the World Series in five of the six years when they owned at least a share