The Boston Red Sox are heading to the postseason.
After defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 6-4 on Saturday – thanks to some late-inning heroics courtesy of second baseman Dustin Pedroia – the Red Sox won their 10th consecutive game and clinched a playoff berth in the process.
The math behind the postseason is odd, but Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal sums it up nicely.
The turnaround for the Red Sox is remarkable, considering they finished 2015 in last place in the American League East with a 78-84 record. They currently lead the division at 91-64.