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Slumping Red Sox can't hit, pitch or play defense; they can't even win at Fenway

Updated: April 20, 2010, 3:07 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- It's not as if the bridge-jumpers are lacking in incentive -- brutal defense, nonexistent hitting, and ragged pitching having already served that purpose. But have we mentioned that no Red Sox team has ever started out 4-9 (or worse) and advanced to the postseason?

The Tampa Bay Rays did not win the American League East when they completed a four-game sweep of the Sox here Monday with an 8-2 wipeout on Patriots' Day, which is a state holiday but felt more like a day of mourning ...

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