Something is amiss all of a sudden. The Red Sox, so consistent for so long, are beginning to show signs of wear, losing three straight and six of their last eight.
They lost three out of four to the Royals and then two out of three to the Blue Jays, and dropped Game 1 of a three-game series against the Yankees, 10-3, Friday night, unable to solve Andy Pettitte until the seventh inning.
The timely hits haven’t been there. The shutdown pitching isn’t there. The defense — three more errors Friday — has been shaky.
Some of the flaws are starting to show.
There’s no shutdown No. 1 starter with Clay Buchholz still out indefinitely, and Felix Doubront had nothing positive to offer Friday in allowing seven runs. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.