The BOSTON Red Sox defeated the TAMPA BAY Rays 3-1 last night to clinch the American League Divisional Series. The Sox relied heavily on starter Jake Peavy as well as their bullpen to silence the Rays bats.
Its been almost six months since the Boston Marathon bombings and the pride of Boston has punched its ticket to “The Final Four” of baseball, the ALCS (American League Championship Series). At the beginning of the season, when tragedy struck on April 15, 2013 the expectations for the Sox were low. But the team had a sense of collectivism and resolve which allowed them to have an us against the world type of attitude.
The heroics belonged to Koji Uehara, the closer for the Boston Red Sox who had given up a walk off homerun the previous night. In his second appearence in as many nights Uehara struck out two batters and did not allow a single base runner. The Sox were resourceful in the win using five pitchers in a six hit, one run shutdown of an explosive Tampa Bay lineup.
The Sox closed out a ferocious opponent on the road and now move to the ALCS in hopes of advancing to The World Series. The hope is growing and Red Sox Nation believes, Boston has home field advantage and right now it’s near impossible to beat the Sox in Fenway.