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Numbers tell tale of sickening month

Historically bad September starting pitching is at the root of epic Red Sox collapse

Updated: September 23, 2011, 3:18 AM ET
By Jeremy Lundblad | ESPNBoston.com

The Boston Red Sox took another step toward collapse with Wednesday's 6-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.

The Red Sox dropped to 5-16 this month, a .238 win percentage that would be their lowest in September since going 4-18 (.182) in 1926. It would be their lowest win percentage in any month since a 3-10 April in 1966 (.231).

Boston hasn't won back-to-back games since August. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that stretch of 23 games is Boston's longest since a 28-game run ...

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