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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester heads to the bull pen before a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Sunday, July 20, 2014.
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When the 2014 season began, Brock Holt was expecting to battle for a utility spot on the defending World Series champs.
For all the momentum the Red Sox have gathered in the past eight games, they still have a lot of ground to make up to get back into the playoff chase.
Rubby De La Rosa tossed seven stellar innings, while Mike Napoli hit a late go-ahead homer, as Boston claimed a 2-1 victory over Kansas City in the second edition of a three-game series from Fenway Park.
It's concert season at Fenway Park, Billy Joel and Zac Brown Band having already played the 102-year-old ballpark, Tom Petty on deck next month.
The Red Sox won their third championship in a decade last year, but the hangover since then has been rough.
It should be a simple question to answer, even in general terms. But Brock Holt had to stop and think about it.
Trailing by 10 games in the loss column with 67 to play doesn't make one feel bullish about the Red Sox at the moment, but there is a double play at work here which, if looked at properly, could get suffering Sox fans through until the Patriots start playing for real and our attention turns to Foxboro rather than Fenway.
Can it be done? Can the Red Sox "shock the world" and rally from either 9.5 games down in the AL East or eight games behind in the Wild Card race? The 2014 season feels like the baseball gods simply decided to pay back the Sox for all the fun and fortune they enjoyed in 2013.
After a disastrous 2012 season, the Boston Red Sox went from worst to first in 2013 by winning their eighth World Series championship and third in the last decade.
Boston Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski is congratulated by second baseman Dustin Pedroia after hitting a 3-run home run during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on May 24, 2014 in St. Petersburg, FL, USA.
1941 - Joe DiMaggio's hitting streak of 56 games was stopped by Al Smith and Jim Bagby of the Indians before 67,000 at Cleveland.
Jul 13, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; USA infielder Sean Coyle flies out in the first inning during the All Star Futures Game at Target Field.
Updated: Mon Jul 21, 2014 03:49 pm
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