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Slumping Red Sox need to ignite offense

DETROIT — As a prelude to one of their greatest redemption campaigns in franchise history, the Red Sox last spring ran a full-page newspaper ad. It was titled, “What’s Broken Can Be Fixed,’’ and the message was superimposed over a portrait of Dustin Pedroia looking as if someone had just stolen his favorite glove and bat.

By the end of Game 4 of the American League Championship Series on Wednesday night, a lot of guys in the Sox clubhouse looked as if they could have posed for that portrait.

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