The Red Sox Are Back To Back AL East Champs For The First Time In Team History (PHOTOS/VIDEOS)

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It’s hard to believe the Red Sox had never won the American League East since the division was founded in 1969, but they were finally able to cross off that accomplishment on Saturday afternoon.

After previously losing four out of five to delay the clinch, the Sox got the job done with a 6-3 win against the 100-win Astros at Fenway thanks to a strong performance by Drew Pomeranz and a decent display of offense.

Craig Kimbrel did allow a run in the 9th to make it a three-run game, but eventually recorded the final out to send the Sox into celebration mode:


Footage of the celebration courtesy of the Red Sox’ official Twitter page:

Sunday afternoon’s regular season finale against the Astros technically doesn’t count for anything, but the Sox just so happen to be playing Houston in the ALDS beginning on Thursday.  Losing three out of four definitely wouldn’t help our confidence heading into that series, so a split would be nice.

Not to mention we dropped five out of six to end the regular season last year and then got swept in the ALDS, proving that late September definitely isn’t the time to go cold.  A loss on Sunday would make the Sox 2-5 in their last seven games before the playoffs.


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Photo via Boston Globe

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