Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 8/17/13
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Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer Things are turning bleak for the Boston Red Sox, who lost their third straight game and sixth of their last eight. A four-game lead in the AL East has dwindled to just one over the Tampa Bay Rays and after a 10-3 thumping by the rival New York Yankees, those in Red Sox Nation are beginning to fear the worse. The Sox (72-52) can certainly turn it around quickly, as they have been one of the best teams in baseball all season. It’s just a matter when that turnaround will happen. The hope throughout Sox Nation is that day is today when John Lackey takes the ball against the Yankees (63-58). Lackey is 7-10 with 3.32 ERA and despite the under .500 record has been one of the most consistent performers of the Sox rotation. He has given up three earned runs or less in seven of his last 10 starts, but only has three wins during that span. He is 0-4 in his last five starts, including a loss to the Yankees to open the second half after the All-Star Break. La...
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