The In Crowd
The Red Sox defeated the Indians tonight to clinch a playoff berth. After the victory, the players first celebrated in the clubhouse, the returned to the field to continue the party with the fans. Here Jonathan Papelbon delights a fan by pulling up third base and giving it to him as a souvenir.
(Jim Davis / Globe Staff)

There's Only One Soxtober.
The Defending Champs Will Defend Their Title.

Tuesday Box Score: Boston 5, Cleveland 4
Globe: Happy Berth Day, The Boston Red Sox Are Heading to the Playoffs
Sox Don't Fall Off Cliff, Wake Outpitches Lee
Who Else? Dustin Pedroia Comes Through to Seal the Deal
You'll Play in October Jason Bay, You're Not in Pittsburgh Anymore
Youk Goes Long for Two Large Runs
Oki Gets the Bases-Loaded Out, Pap Gets the Big 4-Out Save
Toned-Down Celebration Photos

"We're dangerous in the playoffs. Everybody knows that... I think we're going to be fine." -- 9.23.08, Mr. October David Ortiz


Yet Another Yankee Elimination Party

BDD - Mike Briggs Illustration

Gaetti's Number Is Up

Gary Gaetti in the Year 2000
(Barry Chin / Globe File Photo)

Sox to Honor Gary Gaetti RBI in 2000 by Retiring G-Man's No. 6
... And Congratulations Johnny Pesky | Through the Years

Now That the Red Sox Retired Number Floodgates Have Opened,
Other Players' Numbers Rumored to Be Retired Next Week Include:
Sam Horn, No. 30; Doug Griffin, No. 2; Dwayne Hosey, No. 46;
Trot Nixon, No. 7; and Ben Oglivie, No. 14

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

Boston Globe:

Hanley enjoying his return > Victorino slowly getting up to speed > Ramirez fitting right in > Manuel Margot in stars in Salem

Boston Herald:

Pablo Sandoval struggles against lefties continues > Buchholz says he's sorry for the effort > Red Sox doing more right than wrong > Miley put Sox in hole

ProJo:

Brentz walkoff helps PawSox win at McCoy > Marrero more aggressive > Vic ready to make impact > Workman receives PRP injection

NY Post:

The latest way ESPN ruined Sunday Night Baseball > Girardi dusts off Mike Stanley story for Jeter's panicked replacement > Yankees all-in on Carlos Beltran, and that's a problem

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