Red Sox Playoff Picture: Chances, Bracket, Seed for 2024

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Boston Red Sox's Rafael Devers reacts to hitting a single against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, March 31, 2024, in Seattle.
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Shane Jackson @Sjacksonmgm Jul 12, 2024, 1:06 PM

The Boston Red Sox haven’t made the postseason since reaching the ALCS in 2021. They’re currently in the mix for the 2024 MLB playoff picture.

Red Sox Playoff Chances

The Red Sox playoff odds are -105, which implies a 51.22% chance of making the postseason.

Here is the latest playoff odds for all AL East teams:

  • Yankees: Off the board
  • Orioles: Off the board
  • Red Sox: -105
  • Rays: +700
  • Blue Jays: +1600

Red Sox Playoff Seed

If the postseason began today, the Red Sox would be the No. 6 seed in the American League. They’re seven games behind the Baltimore Orioles for the division lead in the AL East.

Boston is one game ahead of the Kansas City Royals for the final AL Wild Card spot.

Here’s the current AL bracket:

Last Time the Red Sox Made the Playoffs

The Red Sox last made the playoffs in 2021, reaching the ALCS before suffering a 4-2 loss to the Houston Astros. Boston won its Wild Card game over the New York Yankees that year and then earned a 3-1 series victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in the ALDS.

The Red Sox won the World Series as recently 2018, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 4-1 victory.

Red Sox Playoff History

YearRoundOpponentResult
2021ALCSAstrosLost, 4-2
2021ALDSRaysWon, 3-1
2021ALWCYankeesWon, 1-0
2018World SeriesDodgersWon, 4-1
2018ALCSAstrosWon, 4-1
2018ALDSYankeesWon, 3-1
2017ALDSAstrosLost, 3-1
2016ALDSClevelandLost, 3-0
2013World SeriesCardinalsWon, 4-2
2013ALCSTigersWon, 4-2
2013ALDSRaysWon, 3-1
2009ALDSAngelsLost, 3-0
2008ALCSRaysLost, 4-3
2008ALDSAngelsWon, 3-1
2007World SeriesRockiesWon, 4-0
2007ALCSClevelandWon, 4-3
2007ALDSAngelsWon, 3-0
2005ALDSWhite SoxLost, 3-0
2004World SeriesCardinalsWon, 4-0
2004ALCSYankeesWon, 4-3
2004ALDSAngelsWon, 3-0
2003ALCSYankeesLost, 4-3
2003ALDSAthleticsWon, 3-2
1999ALCSYankeesLost, 4-1
1999ALDSClevelandWon, 3-2
1998ALDSClevelandLost, 3-1
1995ALDSClevelandLost, 3-0
1990ALCSAthleticsLost, 4-0
1988ALCSAthleticsLost, 4-0
1986World SeriesMetsLost, 4-3
1986ALCSAngelsWon, 4-3
1975World SeriesRedsLost, 4-3
1975ALCSAthleticsWon, 3-0
1967World SeriesCardinalsLost, 4-3
1946World SeriesCardinalsLost, 4-3
1918World SeriesCubsWon, 4-2
1916World SeriesBrooklyn RobinsWon, 4-1
1915World SeriesPhilliesWon, 4-1
1912World SeriesNew York GiantsWon, 4-3
1903World SeriesPiratesWon, 5-3
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Shane Jackson is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM, covering MLB and NBA. After graduating from the University of Kansas, his previous stops include MLB.com, Lawrence Journal-World, Manhattan Mercury, Bet Chicago Sports, WynnBET, and Sportsbook Review.

Shane Jackson is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM, covering MLB and NBA. After graduating from the University of Kansas, his previous stops include MLB.com, Lawrence Journal-World, Manhattan Mercury, Bet Chicago Sports, WynnBET, and Sportsbook Review.