The Boston Red Sox are going to the World Series for the second time in four years. The Red Sox beat Cleveland 11-2 to win the American League Championship Series after trailing three games to one. The Red Sox outscored Cleveland 30-5 in the final three games.
The Red Sox advance to play Colorado in the World Series that begins Wednesday night at Fenway Park.
The Red Sox scored single runs in each of the first three innings. They broke it open with two in the seventh and six in the eighth. Rookie Dustin Pedroia drove in five runs with a two-run homer in the seventh and a three-run double in the eighth. Kevin Youkilis added a two-run home run in the eighth to finish the Boston 15-hit attack.
Daisuke Matsuzaka got the win by allowing two runs on six hits in his five innings. Hideki Okajima replaced Matsuzaka and pitched two scoreless innings. Jonathan Papelbon relieved with two on in the seventh inning and got out of that jam and closed out Cleveland in the ninth.
Indians starter Jake Westbrook took the loss. He gave up three runs on nine hits in his six innings. Rafael Betancourt relieved and coughed up Pedroia's homer in the seventh that opened the floodgates.