Boston Red Sox: 3 Potential Sources of Midseason Struggles

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Boston Red Sox: 3 Potential Sources of Midseason Struggles
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When Carl Crawford and Jacoby Ellsbury made their grand returns to Fenway Park on Monday night, all trouble seemed to be cured in Red Sox nation.

Aaron Cook pieced together a solid start, Crawford and Ellsbury added electricity to the top of the lineup, and every White Sox batter—aside from the beloved Kevin Youkilis—was kept quiet.

Twenty-four hours, another miserable performance from former ace Jon Lester and an Achilles injury to Boston's lone All-Star David Ortiz later, and chaos has surfaced once again.

What exactly is the problem on a team loaded with talent and on the verge of becoming fully healthy again?

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