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A Boston Year, Red Sox Win World Series


Well, they can finally shave.

The Boston Red Sox are celebrating their third World Series championship in 10 seasons. The bearded bunch did it with a 6-1 victory over St. Louis in Game 6, the first time they clinched a World Series at home since 1918.

All six Boston runs were driven in by first-year Red Sox. Shane Victorino opened the scoring with a three-run double in the bottom of the third, one inning before he delivered an RBI single. The other runs came on Stephen Drew's solo homer and Mike Napoli's RBI single, both coming in the fourth.

That was World Series MVP David Ortiz who was 0-for-1 with two runs scored and four walks, three intentional. He ended up with a .688 batting average, a .760 on-base percentage, two homers, six RBIs and seven runs scored in the Fall Classic.

Boston's victory ends the National League's three-run reign as World Series champs.

Meanwhile in the opening week of the NBA, Toronto topped Boston 93-87. It was Cleveland over Brooklyn 98-94. Philadelphia beat Miami 114-110. New York beat Milwaukee 90-83. Detroit took Washington 113-102. Houston defeated Charlotte 96-83. Indiana won against New Orleans 95-90. Orlando fell to Minnesota 120-115. Dallas edged 118-109. San Antonio defeated Memphis 101-94. Oklahoma City defeated Utah 101-98. Sacramento bested 90-88. Phoenix slid past Portland 104-91 and it was Golden State over the Lakers 125-94.

In the NHL, Pittsburgh passed Boston 3-2. Toronto doubled up Calgary 4-2. Detroit won against Vancouver 2-1 and San Jose fell to Los Angeles 4-3.

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