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Red Sox aren’t short confidence even as time is running out – nypost.com

Confidence comes easily in a clubhouse filled with eight All-Stars, two Cy Young winners and an MVP. Confidence comes naturally when you have a core that last year won 108 games — topped by only eight teams ever —and World Series rings.

But confidence can’t stretch the schedule.

Since teasing a long-awaited resurgence when they claimed the first three games of last weekend’s series against the Yankees by a combined score of 38-13, the third-place Red Sox are now in the midst of their longest losing streak in four years, and face their largest AL East deficit since 2015 — 11 ½ games behind their rivals, as well as four games back of the final AL wild-card spot — following their fifth straight loss, 4-2, Friday in The Bronx.

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