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Stop comparing this team to the 1978 Red Sox. Seriously. Cut it out. (NBC Sports Boston)

Really, at this point it’s not the Yankees that this team is competing with. It’s history. (Matt Kory; The Athletic) ($$)

The team has continued to roll in the second half, though the offense has been inconsistent. To make up for it, the starting pitchers have gone on a huge run. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

They should get even better, too, with Chris Sale set to return on Sunday in Baltimore. (Ian Browne; RedSox.com)

There is no clear timetable on Steve Wright, though Alex Cora said he does expect the knuckleballer to return at some point in 2018. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)

Bill Belichick came to check out some Red Sox action recently, and the baseball manager had some kind words about the football coach. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)