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Every streak has to start somewhere.
The Red Sox snapped their seven-game skid with a 4-3 win over the Mariners on Tuesday, but it will take more than one to regain the confidence lost during the slide. Boston was outscored, 58-16, during their losing streak, the low point coming in the form of Friday's 20-2 drubbing at the hands of the A's. Wednesday starter Aaron Cook got the nod in that drubbing, but Oakland knocked him out of it after just 2 2/3 innings. Cook gave up six runs on seven hits without recording a strikeout. "I was kind of hoping it wouldn't be quite as rough," Cook said after the start. "I was leaving balls in the middle of the plate up to a real good-hitting team that's really hot right now. The ball was up from me and they're hitting it on the barrel -- it's not a good night." Cook dropped to 3-8 on the season and saw his ERA spike to 5.35. He has just one win since throwing a two-hit shutout over the Mariners on June 29. But that was a different Mariners team. Even after Tuesday's loss, Seattle is 30-20 after the All-Star break after finishing the first-half 15 games below .500 (36-51). Despite the club's turnaround, Wednesday starter Kevin Millwood is searching for his first win since July 28. Millwood finished 0-4 with a 5.97 ERA over six starts in August, his worst coming Friday against the Angels. Millwood allowed five runs (four earned) over as many innings, scattering nine hits and walking four. He recorded just one strikeout as the loss dropped him to 4-12. "I wasn't very good from the first pitch. Nothing was really working," Millwood said. "I wasn't locating the ball, and it showed. That was the first time I felt it was as much of a struggle as it was. They've got a very good team, and I definitely wouldn't take anything away from them, but there wasn't really anything I was trying to do that I was able to do." Millwood is 6-5 with a 4.05 ERA in 17 career starts against the Red Sox, but he hasn't faced them since Sept. 22, 2010, and hasn't beaten Boston since July 20, 2009, while with the Rangers.
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