Sox drop fourth straight for first time since 2012

Sox drop fourth straight for first time since 2012
May 19, 2014, 4:45 pm
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BOSTON - The last time the Red Sox lost at least four game in a row, Bobby Valentine was zipping around Boston on his bicycle.

Hey. The man invented the wrap sandwich, OK?

But aside from that, he reinvented the word "incompetent".

Bobby V is long gone now, replaced by current Red Sox manager John Farrell prior to last season. The Sox haven't looked back, winning the World Series in Farrell's first year as manager.

Farrell's Sox never lost more than three games in a row all of last season. Up until Sunday that streak remanded intact.

Now, though, it's over. The Sox lost to the Tigers, 6-2, getting swept by them in the process. Farrell was asked if he ever thought his team would go this long without at least four straight losses.

"I don't know that we ever go in looking for streaks of losses," Farrell said. "We follow our preparation and our competitiveness and that's the way things turned out for quite a long time. So we've got to regroup, we've got to be better in all phases. Toronto comes in here [Tuesday] and it's a team that's playing well. Collectively we've got to be better all the way around."