Kotsayonara Cleveland

Mark Kotsay heads to first after hitting an RBI double to drive in Jeff Bailey (right) with the go-ahead run during the eighth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008. The Red Sox won 5-4.
(AP and Jim Davis / Boston Globe Staff )

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Wednesday Box Score: Wild Card Crew 5, Cleveland 4
Globe: Red Sox Show No Letup
Bailey Barrels Home With Winning Run on Kotsay's 8th Inning Double
Byrd on the Brain: 11 Hits Over Five Innings Won't Fly in the Postseason
Stat of the Year: 20 Stolen Bases from Pedroia
It's a Wonderful Life; We Owe Everything to Jeff Bailey
No Offense But Drew, Kotsay Errors Would Kill in Soxtober
Papi's RBI Machine Keeps Humming Along
Chris Carter Gets First RBI, Sox Consider Retiring His Number
Sox Made Fast Work of Fausto

"It went well. It got a little stiff, but not too bad. I really didn't expect to get as jelly-legged as I did out there. But when you think that I'm not doing anything for five or six weeks except sit down and lay down ... we've got some catching up to do." -- 9.24.08, J.D. Drew, not exactly inspiring confidence that he'll be ready for the second season

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