Saturday September 10, 2011 | 06:31 AM

The Red Sox are finishing their season like they started it - badly. Boston is now 3-8 in its last 11 games.

The standings: 

AL East
New York 87-56
Boston 85-59 (2.5 back)
Tampa Bay 79-64 (8)

Wild Card
Boston 85-59
Tampa Bay 79-64 (5.5 back)
LA Angels 79-65 (6)

New York's magic number to clinch the division: 17.

Boston's magic number to clinch the wild card: 14.

In these desperate times, Kyle Weiland (0-1, 6.75) makes his third start of the season.

In Triple-A, Pawtucket fell behind Lehigh Valley 2-0 in its International League series. Former Sea Dogs outfielder Brandon Moss continued his post-season success for Lehigh Valley, going 3-for-5, with his second home run in as many nights, and three RBI, including the walk-off RBI single in the 10th.

In the Double-A Texas League playoffs, former Sea Dogs right-hander Casey Kelly pitched six innings (6 H, 2 R, 4 BB, 2 K), getting a non-decision in the win.


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