• Deep, experienced Red Sox ready for postseason run

    Summary of 11 articles · Updated Sep 21, 2013
    The Red Sox joined the postseason party The Red Sox won the American League East. This was the first postseason appearance for the Red Sox since 2009, and the first division title since '07, a season that ended in World Series glory. Instead, it was about the restoration of the Boston Red Sox, a proud franchise that had fallen on some hard times the last couple of years. After losing the first two games of their three-game series, the Sox won on Thursday behind John Lackey, who took a no-hitter into the seventh inning before surrendering a homer to Adam Jones, and wound up going the distance while yielding just one more hit for his first complete game since Sept. As a shirtless Mike Napoli walked through the Fenway infield, as a jubilant Koji Uehara sprayed champagne from the top of the dugout, as a satisfied Jonny Gomes walked around the celebratory scene with an army hat on, it wasn't just about the moment for a team that had just clinched the American League East.
    Source: MLB.com
    • Red Sox savor significance of playoff return

      As a shirtless Mike Napoli walked through the Fenway infield, as a jubilant Koji Uehara sprayed champagne from the top of the dugout, as a satisfied Jonny Gomes walked around the celebratory scene with an army hat on, it wasn't just about the moment for…
      Source: MLB.com
    • Red Sox clinch first AL East title since 2007

      Your browser does not support iframes. With their postseason berth already secured on Thursday, the Boston Red Sox turned right around and clinched the AL East division title on Friday night, officially locking themselves into the ALDS round, with a 6-3…
    • Worst to first: Red Sox claim AL East crown

      The Boston Red Sox clinched the AL East title on Friday night, getting seven strong innings from Jon Lester to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 and eliminate Tampa Bay from the division race.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Red Sox punch their postseason ticket, while Yu Darvish gets some runs for once

      John Lackey hurled Boston into a playoff spot, while the Rangers and Pirates helped their own causes.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • No, but yes! Sox returning to postseason

      John Lackey took a no-hitter into the seventh inning against the Orioles on Thursday night, and he went the distance in pitching the Red Sox into the playoffs with a 3-1 win over the Orioles.
      Source: MLB.com
  • Red Sox clinch East, top stories from Friday

    The Red Sox won the AL East while the Rays moved atop the wild-card race with an 18-inning win.
    Source: CNNSI.com
  • Red Sox clinch playoff spot on Lackey's gem

    The Boston Red Sox clinched their first postseason berth since 2009, beating the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 Thursday night behind John Lackey's two-hitter.
    Source: ESPN.com

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