David Ortiz Has Thoughts On Red Sox Rut

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David Ortiz. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Red Sox lead the Yankees by six games for the best record in baseball, but they're skidding with losses in six of eight, and three in a row after a miserable series in Tampa.

With Boston on the road, Fenway hosted the 12th annual El Mundo Latino Family Festival yesterday, and Sox legend David Ortiz was on hand. The three-time champ knows a thing or two about winning, and he told NESN he's not worried about Boston's recent rut.

"I was talking to Mookie the other day, and I basically told him, hey, it's a long season," Ortiz said. "There's gonna be those times where it's gonna feel like the whole planet is on top of your shoulders. You need to navigate. You need to just hang on and wait until you start feeling better. August is a month that is tough for everyone. I don't really care about whatever is going on right now. We did something really good for the very beginning of the season--we'll get on top, make sure we go into the playoffs. I know we're gonna be in. Things are looking good, though. We have David Price pitching better, that's something that made me really happy."

The Sox will start a two-game set with the Marlins tomorrow at Fenway. Brian Johnson will start the first game, then David Price will get the second.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports

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