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Lets Do It Again! Bo-Sox Sweep Rockies 4-1 Win World Series!

After an 86 year drought the Boston Red Sox have won their second World Series in four years as they swept the Colorado Rockies Sunday night in Denver with a 4-1 victory. It is also the second World Series sweep by Boston in the last four years as they swept the ST. Louis Cardinals in 2004.

The Red Sox scored off Colorado starter Aaron Cook in the first as David Ortiz had a RBI single driving home leadoff hitter Jacoby Ellsbury who started off the game with a double. Boston scored their second run off Cook as third baseman Mike Lowell led off the top of the fifth with a double, and scored as catcher Jason Varitek singled him home. The Sox drove Cook from the game in the top of the seventh, as Lowell led off the inning with a homer. Cook ended up going 6 plus innings, allowing 3 runs on 6 hits striking out 3 and walking no one.

Boston started Jon Lester who was just the ticket for the Red Sox. The South Paw went five and two third innings of scoreless ball backing the Rockies hitters off the plate by throwing inside. Lester only let 5 runners on base 3 hits and 2 walks and striking out 3 in the process. Manny Delcarmen who started the season with Lester in Pawtuckett, the Red Sox Triple A affiliate took over getting the final out. Delcarmen would allow a home run to Rockies right fielder Brad Hawpe for Colorado's first run of the game. Mike Timlin took over from Delcarmen facing two batters and striking them both out. Boston led at the end of 7 innings 3-1.

If you think about it, it's really quite ironic. The Boston Celtics who are synonymous with green have in my lifetime had three prominent redheads. The Late Great Arnold "Red" Auerbach the team's coach, G.M. architect, President, and spiritual guru. Dave Cowens "Big Red" who led Boston as their center to two NBA Championships in 1974 and 1976. And Bill Walton who was a key figure in the Celtics banner number 16. But having followed the Red Sox since the early 1960's I can never remember the Red Sox having a redhead until this year with Bobby Kielty. Maybe they should have more since Kielty hit a home run in the top of the eighth to at the time make the game a 4-1 contest. However that long ball would prove to be far more significant.

Hideki Okajima came on for the second night in a row to start the eighth for Boston after giving a three run homer on Saturday night. Okajima got Matt Holliday out to start the inning with a groundout to second. He then gave up a single to Todd Helton, and for the second night in a row Okajima would allow it to become a one run game. Colorado Rockies third baseman Garrett Atkins would make it a 4-3 game as he hit a 2 run blast off of the Japanese rookie. Boston closer Jonathan Papelbon came into the game and got he final two batters to end the eighth 4-3.

Boston went scoreless in the top of the ninth, setting up Papelbon with the chance for the one run save. Rockies catcher Yoriut Torrealba started the inning grounding out to second. Second baseman Jamey Carroll took Jacoby Ellsbury to the left field wall for out number two Papelbon clinched the win by getting pinchhitter Seth Smith to strike out swinging.

Boston Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell was named the World Series MVP, but it easily could have gone to many other players. The Red Sox now get to go home and celebrate with the Boston fans!

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