It's hard to believe what's going on right now. The Boston Red Sox are slipping away faster than power surges in April and May. Last week was, by far, the worst all season long. After sweeping the Baltimore Orioles, Boston has yet to win another game in its nine-game road trip.
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The Tampa Bay Rays swept a brief two-game series, and the New York Yankees are trying to sweep a four-game series in the Bronx.
For the last two games, the Red Sox have not been able to score any runs, and have been shutout in their last 24 innings. It's almost hard to believe that Boston hit eight home runs, but had only one win to show for it.
Lefty Jon Lester takes the hill tonight against another lefty in Andy Pettitte for a 8:05 p.m. start time that will be broadcast on ESPN.
Sunday August 2 - Saturday August 9
Weekly record: 1-5
Overall record: 62-47
AL East standing: Second, 5.5 games behind New York
Runs scored: 30
Opponents' runs scored: 40
Home runs: eight; Dustin Pedroia (two), Rocco Baldeli (one), Josh Reddick (one), Kevin Youkilis (one), Jason Bay (one), Victor Martinez (One), Casey Kotchman (one)
Games left: 53
Weeks left: eight