Red Sox celebrate win in 2018 playoffs with roses
Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 on Saturday night to complete a sweep of Los Angeles to win the AL Wild Card playoff series for the first time in 19 years.
The Red Sox won their second straight playoff series with a 4-2 victory at Yankee Stadium.
Red Sox outfielder Mike Napoli hit a three-run homer and Ryan Dempster homered in the final three innings.
The Angels won the series with four straight wins over the Red Sox in the AL West.
The game started off with a run in the bottom of the third inning for Napoli when he walked, then got on a bunt and scored on a double to left field.
The ball bounced out of the ballpark, bounced in the stands and landed in the bleachers.
Napoli walked again to load the bases.
He scored on the next pitch, a pitch he normally strikes out in the dirt.
He walked again and scored in the third, when his throwing shoulder went up.
He doubled and scored the final run.
In the fourth, Dempsters homered to make it 5-2.
The Angels scored twice more in the sixth and scored two runs in the eighth.
The next two games are Saturday at Fenway Park against the Cleveland Indians and Saturday at Yankee stadium against the New York Yankees.
The last time the Red Wings lost a playoff series was in 2005.
The Blue Jays clinched the AL East and the Wild Card by beating the Detroit Tigers 2-1 on Friday.
The Royals clinched their second consecutive division title with a 2-0 win against the Texas Rangers on Saturday.
The AL Wild Cards are currently tied with the Detroit Red Wings and New York Mets for the final wild card spot.