Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox Snap Franchise's Longest Losing Streak Since 1994

ATLANTA, GA - MAY 26:  Koji Uehara #19 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with David Ortiz #34 after the game against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on May 26, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffMay 27, 2014

With Monday's win over the Atlanta Braves, the Boston Red Sox snapped a 10-game losing streak that marked the franchise's longest run of futility since 1994, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Boston's previous victory came back on May 14, against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. While the Red Sox were busy going 0-10 from May 15-25, the Toronto Blue Jays went 9-1 to take a two-game lead over the New York Yankees in the American League East.

The Red Sox haven't played particularly well all season, but the poor performances didn't catch up with them until the recent losing streak, as the AL East had been full of mediocre teams. On May 14, Boston sat a half-game behind the Baltimore Orioles for first place in the division with little separation. Now, the Red Sox find themselves trailing the first-place Blue Jays (30-22) by a whopping eight games.

While it may seem that better days are ahead now that the streak is over, the Red Sox dealt with a glaring reminder of their problems, despite notching the win. Clay Buchholz, who was spectacular last season, surrendered six earned runs over three innings Monday afternoon, thanks in large part to a whopping eight walks.

The 29-year-old right-hander, never known for consistency, is the not-so-proud owner of a 7.01 ERA through 10 starts. In the wake of Monday's game, Red Sox manager John Farrell did not commit to Buchholz making another start, per the Boston Globe.

The losing streak may be over, but the Red Sox still have plenty to sort out as the Blue Jays continue to slug away all of their own problems.

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