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Red Sox keep hitting new lows

Despite another crushing defeat, Bobby Valentine keeps his chin up

Updated: August 5, 2012, 2:30 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox have turned into some sort of horrible magic trick in 2012.

One minute they're there, and the next minute they're gone. That was the case again Saturday night when it appeared the Red Sox were on the verge of snapping a three-game losing skid, until the Minnesota Twins scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning, handing Boston a crushing 6-4 defeat at Fenway Park.

Boston had snapped a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning when pinch ...

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