After 100 games of the season, the Boston Red Sox led the AL East, one game in front of Tampa Bay, 17 games later the Sox trail the Rays by 5 games in the standings.

Tampa Bay took 2-of-3 from Boston at Fenway Park and the Red Sox have dropped 11 of their last 14 games.

Jake Devereaux of Over The Monster Podcast thinks there is one key reason why the losses have piled up, and it is happening at the plate.

He explains that, but also says all is not lost and with a trio of home games against Baltimore looming this weekend, and a rather favorable schedule, this could be a week away from turning all back around.

Here is how this recent dip has happened and how the team can return to where they were by listening again here.

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LOOK: 50 images of winning moments from sports history

Sometimes images are the best way to honor the figures we've lost. When tragedy swiftly reminds us that sports are far from the most consequential thing in life, we can still look back on an athlete's winning moment that felt larger than life, remaining grateful for their sacrifice on the court and bringing joy to millions.

Read on to explore the full collection of 50 images Stacker compiled showcasing various iconic winning moments in sports history. Covering achievements from a multitude of sports, these images represent stunning personal achievements, team championships, and athletic perseverance.