Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Once owners of the best record in the majors, the slumping Boston Red Sox now find themselves out of the top spot in the AL East for the first time this season. The Red Sox hope to get back on track and avoid their seventh loss in eight games Friday night when they open a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. Boston (21-14) has one win since a major league-best 20-8 start, falling percentage points behind the New York Yankees in the division and into a tie with Baltimore for second. The Red Sox made a pair of errors and allowed four unearned runs in a 5-3 loss Thursday as they dropped the last three of a four-game series to Minnesota. They've committed 11 errors over the last seven games after having that many in their first 28 contests. "I don't think anybody is worried about the last seven games,'' said Dustin Pedroia, who is batting .472 over his last nine home games. "It is the big leagues and everybody is good.'' Now Boston turns to scheduled star...
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