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Just how bad were Red Sox on road trip?

Bobby Valentine’s Red Sox went 1-8 on their west coast road trip.

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Bobby Valentine’s Red Sox went 1-8 on their west coast road trip.

SEATTLE — It wasn’t the worst road trip in franchise history. But it sure felt that way to the Red Sox. They lost, 2-1, against Seattle on Wednesday night to finish a 1-8 trip to Los Angeles, Oakland and Seattle.

“It’s time to go home,” said Aaron Cook, who took the loss despite giving up two runs over six innings. “Bad, bad trip.”

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Consider these horrifying statistics from the trip:

• The Red Sox were outscored 63-21.

• The Sox were 67 of 300 (.223) with 21 runs. They managed only 12 extra-base hits and walked only 17 times.

“We’re on the bases trying to create stuff there. I just think our pitch selection right now has to get a little better and I believe it will,” Bobby Valentine said. “They’re taking strikes early and swinging at balls. They’re not getting that right pitch to hit.”

• The Sox were 9 of 60 (.150) with runners in scoring position.

• The pitchers had a 7.45 earned run average and allowed 15 home runs.

“Not a very good road trip, obviously,” Valentine said. “One of the worst I’ve ever experienced.”

The Sox start a six-game homestand on Friday against John Farrell and the last-place Toronto Blue Jays. Then the Yankees come in. The 63-75 Sox have 24 games remaining — 13 on the road and 15 against teams competing for a playoff spot.

“I’d like us to play together and show that we’ve got a lot of pride,” Valentine said. “I think we do and I think we’ll grind it out. Be a spoiler on that way, that would be fun, too.”

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