The Red Sox again avoided a dreaded winning streak by losing their ninth game in ten tries yesterday, 5-1 to Detroit. Mookie Betts knocked in the only Sox run—as the team left five on base. Steven Wright pitched just 4 1/3 innings giving up four runs—two earned. What more is there to say? All we can do is await the Friday trading deadline and see who they can dump from this woeful team. Hopefully, Ben Cherington (if he's still employed by then) will protect the youthful core of Betts, Xander Bogaerts, Eduardo Rodriguez, and Blake Swihart.