BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- This year's Red Sox are special with 108 wins and just 54 losses, the best record in team history. Led by MVP favorites Mookie Betts and JD Martinez, and Cy Young candidate Chris Sale - the group hasn't lost more than three in a row.
The only other Sox clubs to avoid four-game skids all season were the 1903 and 2013 teams. Both won the World Series. First-year manager Alex Cora isn't satisfied with their regular season dominance.
"We're happy with it, but we know what's coming and our goal is to win 11 games in October," Cora said.
Cora served as bench coach for last year's champion Astros, and he sees some similarities between his old team and new one.
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"Went through it last year and it was amazing for how special that group is. I do feel that we're in the same boat," the young manager explained. "A bunch of athletes that can do a lot of things offensively... Pitching wise we're gonna be alright, and it should be fun."
Cora collected the second-most wins all-time for a rookie skipper.
The Division Series begins Friday at Fenway against the Yankees or Athletics (depending on the outcome of their Wild Card play-in game Wednesday). And that means the Sox will have home-field advantage for as long as they're still playing.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports