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What Happened To The Red Sox This Year?04:28
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The Red Sox's Jon Lester heads to the bull pen before a game against the Kansas City Royals at Fenway on Sunday, July 20, 2014. (Michael Dwyer/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
The Red Sox's Jon Lester heads to the bull pen before a game against the Kansas City Royals at Fenway on Sunday, July 20, 2014. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

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2012:
- 69 wins and 93 losses

2013 (won the World Series):
- 97 wins and 65 losses

2014 (with three games left):
- 70 wins and 89 losses
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From worst, to first — and back to worst — the Red Sox have come full circle since their last place finish in 2012.

After pulling off an unexpected World Series victory last year, this season finds many fans wondering how the Sox ended up finishing the year back at the bottom.

Writer and Red Sox historian Glenn Stout joins Morning Edition to enlighten listeners about who is to blame for this year's slide.

This segment aired on September 25, 2014.

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