Slump Hits Seven, But Red Sox Know ‘No Time To Be Down In Dumps’

May 23, 2014 1:24 PM
Slump Hits Seven, But Red Sox Know ‘No Time To Be Down In Dumps’
" BOSTON (CBS) — Maybe getting away from Fenway Park for a few days will be a good thing for the scuffling Boston Red Sox.

With their 7-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday, the Red Sox went 0-6 on their recent homestand. It’s the first time since 1994 they’ve been swept on a six-game homestand, and their skid is now up to seven games.

The defending World Series champs find themselves six games under .500 and five games behind the Jays in the AL East. Boston is just 10-17 at home this season, and the frustration is starting to mount.

“Everyone in our uniform is aware of what’s taking place currently,” manager John Farrell said following their latest loss. “We have to remain positive in our daily work and our approach.”

“Obviously, we’re a little frustrated,” said second baseman Dustin Pedroia. “We have to play better and that’s it. We have to play one pitch at a time. You can’t start winning games, like we’re going to win 10 in a row. No, we’re going to win the next pitch. That’s how we have to start thinking.

“We’re trying to find a way to win "

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