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October 29, 2007 at 7:27 AM

Sox sweep Rox to World Series win!

Led by a collection of seasoned veterans, home-grown talent, and international rookies, the Red Sox won their second World Series title in four seasons last night, finishing off a four game sweep of the Colorado Rockies. Former #1 prospect Jon Lester took home the win and former #1 prospect Jonathan Papelbon took home the save, while 3B Mike Lowell won the Series MVP, hitting .400/.500/.800 with a big home run in Game 4. Several former and current Sox prospects contributed to the playoff run. For the entire post-season, Dustin Pedroia hit .283/.348/.483 with 2 HR while playing some great defense at 2B; Kevin Youkilis hit .388/.475/.755; and Jacoby Ellsbury hit .360/.429/.520, winning America a free taco with a World Series stolen base. For the pitchers, Papelbon was near perfect in the playoffs, pitching 10 2/3 scoreless innings, striking out 7 and allowing only 6 hits. In three appearances, Lester posted a 1.93 ERA, striking out 8 in 9.1 IP. Manny Delcarmen also contributed with 4.1 post-season innings out of the pen. With such great contributions from the home-grown talent, the likes of Josh Beckett, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Manny Ramirez, David Ortiz, and several others locked up for 2008, and Clay Buchholz and Brandon Moss looking to join the big club full time in 2008, the future looks pretty bright. It’s a good time to be a Sox fan.

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