7. Power outage
It was first brought up earlier this summer, but it's continuing into the autumn -- the Sox just aren't hitting as many homers as they used to. Their 150 total homers rank 19th in baseball, down from their No. 10 ranking of a year ago. They have hit 62 homers since the All-Star break (ranked 21st) and 18 in September (ranked 17th).
(Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)