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 All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

Boston Globe:

Red Sox end losing streak > Shaughnessy: Debunking myths about the 2014 Red Sox > Cherington: Everyone needs to get better

Boston Herald:

Ortiz, Red Sox bats break out to end losing streak > Buchholz still bewildered > Memory loss haunting Red Sox


Lester was once a good hitter, now heading toward dubious record > Travis Shaw brings hot bat to Pawtucket > Ranaudo shines > Betts not a candidate for Boston, yet

NY Post:

St. Louis lets Ozzie Smith bid Jeter goodbye > Yanks prevail in extras again > Nonsense leads off in MLB broadcasts > Beltran elbow on mend

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