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Red Sox Vs. Blue Jays: Desperate Sox Need Big Home Stand

The Red Sox are in desperate need of a hot streak. Can the visiting Blue Jays end the five-game losing streak they started with the same exact pitching matchup set to start?

The Red Sox have not played well of late. In fact, that's something of an understatement. It would be more accurate to say that the Sox have played terribly--as bad as they have since their 0-6 (and later 2-10) start to the season. Currently stuck in a five-game losing streak, the Sox have dropped four straight series since defeating the Oakland Athletics in Fenway.

So, clearly, they've been in a funk. Hopefully a day off and a return home will prove the remedy.

There is some precedent for this. While 2-10 did not end with an off day, 2-9 did, and the Sox only lost their next game 6-7 in Toronto before starting the tear that would end with them atop the division. But, on the whole, a day off hasn't been the precursor of many Red Sox wins. In fact, the Sox are 6-8 in the first game back from scheduled days off.

One way or another, though, the Sox are desperately in need of a boost, whether it comes from a day off or not. Hopefully the knowledge that their playoff spot is in increasing jeopardy will be enough to light that fire.

 

Boston Red Sox (85-61) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (74-73)

Tuesday, September 13, 7:10 p.m.
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Tim Wakefield (6-6, 5.03 ERA) vs. Brandon Morrow (9-10, 5.12 ERA)

Wednesday, September 14, 1:35 p.m.
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John Lackey (12-12, 6.30 ERA) vs. Ricky Romero (14-10, 3.01 ERA)