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Red Sox look armed for a repeat in AL East

Red Sox look armed for a repeat in AL East

A look at how the American League East is likely to play out during the 2017 season. (Listed in order of predicted finish. Lineups are projections as of March 28.)

1 | BOSTON RED SOX

2016 | 93-69, 1st in East

Last year in playoffs | 2016

What the Red Sox hoped would be a dominant rotation is showing cracks, with an elbow injury sidelining $217-million ace David Price until at least May. But a staff headed by Rick Porcello and left-hander Chris Sale should still be formidable. Despite the retirement of slugger David Ortiz, a deep and versatile lineup, led by 2016 American League MVP runner-up Mookie Betts (.318, 31 home runs, 113 runs...

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