The Boston Red Sox have snapped their 10 game losing streak by beating the Atlanta Braves on Monday night.
The Sox finally ended their longest losing streak in 20 years by defeating the Braves 8-6. Despite being down 6-1, Boston rallied to end its longest losing streak since the 1994 season.
Last year's World Series Champions had been in a terrible run of form, summed up by the fact that their two best hitters, Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz had only contributed one run between them in that 10 game stretch.
It was, however, Ortiz who was the hero on Monday night. His three-run home run in the fifth inning tied the game at 6-6 and gave the Sox the momentum that they had been lacking.
Pedroia, too, had a helping hand. Between the two of them they drove in six runs, five of which came in the fifth inning. At the start of the fifth, the World Series Champions were 6-1 down when Pedroia singled into left field scoring two runs before 'Big Papi' stole the show with his 12th home run of the year.
"We've been fighting, trying to make things happen," Ortiz said, speaking to MLB.com. "Today wasn't the best way to start, but I've got to give credit to everybody. Everybody stayed together to fight through it and we ended up getting the W. Hopefully this is the beginning of something good."
The Red Sox are currently in last place in the AL East, eight games behind first placed Toronto Blue Jays.
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