(CBS) A recent tear by the Red Sox has elevated their World Series odds to about the same level as those of the Cubs.
Chicago (94-55) clinched the NL Central late last Thursday and holds a magic number of seven to clinch home-field advantage over Washington (88-61) throughout the National League playoffs. Past that, the experts are fivethirtyeight.com peg the Cubs with a 23 percent chance of winning the World Series, while they give the Red Sox the second-best odds at 19 percent. Boston holds a three-game lead in the AL East currently with 13 regular-season games left.
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