Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 7/7/12
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4:40 p.m.: Is it time to hit the panic button in Red Sox Nation? Fans couldn't feel too confident coming in to this weekend's series agains the New York Yankees after being swept in Oakland by the lowly Athletics, and those fears have proven to be justified as the Bronx Bombers have captured the first two games of the four game set, sending the Sox reeling to a five-game losing streak. After an anemic offensive showing during their seven-game West Coast swing, the Sox bats finally woke up on Friday night, but the pitching couldn't keep up as both teams...

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