Boston's offense in an awful funk

Red Sox may need to do what Tigers did in Game 4, and shake up their lineup

Updated: October 17, 2013, 6:07 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

DETROIT -- The Boston Red Sox's offense is in the grips of a major funk in the American League Championship Series, which leads to one of two possible conclusions: Either it's time to shave the beards, or resurrect the video from that 20-4 laugher over Detroit in early September for some inspiration.

Here we are, four games into the series, and Boston's lineup doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to the group that led the majors with 853 runs scored and a .795 OPS during the regular ...

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