Road Warriors: After successful homestand, Red Sox leaving Fenway behind for most of next three weeks

August 04, 2013 - 9:28 pm
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It'€™s fair to say the Red Sox have enjoyed the last week, having picked up a veteran starting pitcher in Jake Peavy while winning five out of seven during their homestand, a stretch that included a pair of more-dramatic-than-normal walkoff wins. For most of the rest of August, however, they won'€™t get that luxury '€” they will be on the road. Shortly after a 4-0 win over the Diamondbacks to cap the series and end their stay at Fenway, the Red Sox embarked on a 10-game road trip: three in Houston, four in Kansas City and three in Toronto. Further, 16 of their next 19 games will be somewhere other than Yawkey Way. A three-game set against the Yankees Aug. 16-18 is the only respite, and even then they play a Sunday night game before traveling across the country After Sunday'€™s game, a handful of Sox players spit out the usual clichés about both the treacherous travel schedule and this time of the season: take it one game at a time, worry about themselves, control their own destiny and so on. Dustin Pedroia, though, offered an almost innocent take on leaving the park where the team wins nearly two-third of its games. '€œWe don'€™t care. We like playing baseball,'€ Pedroia said. '€œIt'€™ll be fun getting out to Houston and playing '€” that'€™s it.'€

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