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AL East Champs! September 29, 2007

Posted by mattosber in Red Sox.

This was a night to remember.  For the last week, a spot in the playoffs has been clinched but there was no joy in Sox-ville.  We had to have that division title.  We had to finally beat out the Yankees after leading all year.  So tonight we beat the Twins on a great performance by Dice-K and some great hitting by Ortiz (the guy is in the ’67 Yaz zone). 

Then, with the magic number down to one we watch the Yankees take their 9-6 lead into the 9th inning against the hapless Orioles with Rivera.  Thousands of Fenway fans hang around to watch the Yankees hopefully lose on the Jumbo-tron at Fenway, while thousands more tune into Sox Extra Innings on NESN while checking out the Yankees game on MLB gameday.  The Orioles load the bases with 2 outs, and old friend/whiner Jay Payton drills a bases clearing triple to tie the game.  Old friend Chad Bradford wiggles out of a bases loaded jam in the 10th, and it’s perfectly set up for old friend Kevin Millar to drive in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th.  He strikes out, but Melvin Mora lays down a perfect bunt to push across the winning run.  It was a surreal scene at Fenway with the players running out on the field spraying champagne on the fans celebrating in the stands.




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