Boston Red Sox's Junichi Tazawa, second from left, walks past manager John Farrell, left, after being taken out during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Boston, Friday, June 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Michael Dwyer
June 15, 2015

BOSTON (AP) The Boston Red Sox held a team meeting before Monday night's game against the Atlanta Braves as they tried to snap a six-game losing streak.

The Red Sox were the favorites to win the AL East after finishing last in 2014. Instead, they entered the night with a 27-37 record that left them eight games out in the division.

Manager John Farrell was asked before the game if he has heard the fans calling for him to be fired. He says, ''That comes with the territory.''

Farrell wouldn't say what was discussed at the meeting. He said he just wants to make sure his players are supporting each other.

The team made a couple of moves on Monday, activating left-handed reliever Craig Breslow from the paternity list and calling up lefty Robbie Ross from Triple-A. Travis Shaw was optioned to Pawtucket and infielder Jeff Bianchi was designated for assignment.

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