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Fri, 04/20/2012 - 8:21pm  

Ortiz on Sox' slow start: 'I'm frustrated'

Following the Red Sox' 6-2 loss to the Yankees Friday afternoon at Fenway Park, David Ortiz expressed that the Sox need to have some sense of urgency despite the season being just 13 games old.

"We have the talent, we just need to execute. I'm not going to spend the whole season thinking about the talent that we got," Ortiz said. "We have to start winning games. I know that in everybody's mind it's the beginning of the season, but what is it going to take until July for us to start winning? We need to step up, do something different and make things happen."

Ortiz, who hit his second home run of the season, said that despite the fact it is the third straight season the Red Sox have gotten off to a slow start, there is no feeling of comfort heading into the latter portion of April.

"I'm frustrated," he said. "It's been a while. I'm used to winning. I can't remember the last time we lost four games in a row playing at home (April 16-19, 2010). We have to fix things up."

"I don't think about last year anymore. That's in the past. This is 2012, not 2011. We used to have a different approach and step up. Just step up. We can't keep looking at things like, 'It's the beginning of the season,' or 'we'll make adjustments.' We need to start winning."

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