The Boston Red Sox took the next step to giving their fans a shot at World Series tickets by topping the Tampa Bay Rays last night 3-1. Boston has been up and they’ve been down but the trend in this season is definitely up. The Red Sox now have the opportunity to play for a spot in the World Series and they’ve looked awfully impressive along the way.
Tied at 1-1 in the seventh, Shane Victorino popped out an infield single to score a run to put Boston up. An added run in the ninth gave Boston an extra edge and the bullpen did the rest as Koji Uehara shut down the Rays.
It’s been half a decade since the Boston Red Soc were this close to a World Series. The revival comes after a miserable 2012 season that saw the Red Sox mired in the bottom of the AL East and looking forlornly at the rest of the division. The rise to the top has been one of the success stories of the MLB.
From here it gets tougher though as Boston will be looking to play either the Athletics or the Detroit Tigers beginning Saturday. “It’s great, but we’ve still got one more to get where we want to be,” Victorino said shortly after the game. “We’re going to get a few days off to rest and see what happens in the other division series, and we’ll go from there.”
If you’re looking to catch the rest of this parade you can catch Red Sox tickets here but you’d better hurry. The fans in Boston have been waiting for this and the Red Sox bandwagon is full.Eric Drouant