Originally posted on Surviving Grady  |  Last updated 10/19/13
Putting the exclamation point on one of the most inexplicably awesome seasons since 2004, the Red Sox closed out the ALCS tonight at Fenway Park, besting a Tigers team that, at least on paper, seemed a superior opponent. But this Red Sox team is built of heart, resilience, booze and your uncle’s dirty magazines, and when **** got tough, they made all the right moves. Among the highlights: A Xander Bogaerts double off the Wall followed by an Ellsbury single that drove him in for the first run of the game. Some smooth defense from Pedroia, squelching a Tigers bases-loaded, nobody out threat by starting a double play that included Salty running down a truly befuddled Prince Fielder. A grand slam from Victorino, which marked redemption for an earlier gaff where he couldn’t put down a bunt with two on and nobody out. More great D from Stephen Drew, who may be as effective as a hat rack at the plate, but made a killer snare of a Miguel Cabrera ground ball seemingly destined to be an RBI ...
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