Red Sox Consider Season Failure If They Don't Win World Series

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Sox players celebrate their 106th win of the season. (Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Red Sox are enjoying the best regular season the franchise has ever had. 106 wins, with five games left, including a pair today against the Orioles.

Andrew Benintendi, your group's 55 games over .500. How?!

"I mean, everybody in here gets along, everybody pushes each other to get better," he said. "When the offense isn't clicking, it seems the pitching seems to step up and vice versa. I mean, there's been games this year where the pitching hasn't been good and the hitting hasn't been good. For the most part, one's picking up the other, but when both are clicking, it's a pretty dangerous team."

Andrew Benintendi Happy Blending In With Red Sox
Andrew Benintendi Happy Blending In With Red Sox
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman says last year's Rookie of the Year runner-up Andrew Benintendi isn't getting nearly the attention he deserves.

So, is the season a failure if you don't win a World Series?

"I think every season that you don't win the World Series is considered somewhat of a fail," Benintendi said. "Once the postseason starts, it's a completely different season, pretty much. It just kind of depends on how you're playing going into the playoffs. If your team gets hot at the right time, it doesn't matter who it is, they got a shot to win it. Our goal's obviously to win the World Series, and I think for us in here if we don't--well, probably with every other team, if you don't win the World Series, it's not what you're trying to do."

Sox have won a championship in five of the six seasons they've finished with at least a share of the best record in baseball, which they've clinched again.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports

 

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