Facing the AL's toughest pitcher this season, the Red Sox were up to the task, pounding out nine hits, including Kevin Youkilis' two-run homer in the second, off the Tribe's Cliff Lee to reach the playoffs for the fifth time in six seasons.Complete story >
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Long season - many injuries and a protracted bull shite session with Manny! It all comes to the peak when a team that had many questions can make the play offs. The Red Sox will have an opportunity to defend their World Championship and to go back to back.
Keys to their success will be the healthy return of JD Drew and iron Mike Lowell!
The bull pen has looked good of late and the starters Beckett, Dice K and Lester can match up against any team in MLB.
MVP Candidates Dustin and YOOK supported by Big Pappi can hit any pitching. SO - it all comes down to a possible Wild card Bid vs the LA Angels and we go from there....