Not much went right for the Boston Red Sox in their seven-game road trip to start the second half of the season.

As a result, Boston finds itself in a deep hole in the American League East, and time is not on its side. One thing that could help the Red Sox, though,  is their next opponent, the Detroit Tigers.

“The fact they couldn’t score any runs on the road trip, the offense was asleep most of the trip and the fact that any time they were in a close game, it seems like they would give up home runs to lose ballgames,” NESN’s Jerry Remy said on “Red Sox Gameday Live” before Friday’s game. “When they left here, they were 6 1/2 games out of first place. They come back they’re 12 out.

“So they’re about as low as you can possibly get. The Tigers come to town this weekend and their pitching has been very poor this year, so maybe the bats can get going.”

Hear more from NESN’s Don Orsillo and Remy in the video above.

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