NECC Observer

The student news website of Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill and Lawrence, Mass.

Red Sox Clinch AL

Red Sox advance to 9th World Series, 2nd in five years

The Boston Red Sox are heading back the World Series for the ninth time in team history. The Red Sox recently beat defending champs the Houston Astros 4-1 in the American League Championship Series to capture the pennant and move onto the World Series. They will be facing the National League Champion, the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Dodgers recently won their game seven against the Milwaukee Brewers 5-1.

At the end of the season the Red Sox lead the league with 108 wins which is a franchise record and the first time since 1946 that the team won 100 games.

There were only three teams that won at least 100 games and the Red Sox beat both those teams in the MLB playoffs.

In the American League Division Series, they beat their rivals the New York Yankees 3-1 then they moved on to beat the Astros.

Though the Sox had home field advantage throughout the playoffs they only won one game at home and the other 6 at their opponent’s stadium. That’s how it was in the regular season. They won most of their games as the road team.

This year’s team is led by the ALCS MVP Jackie Bradley Jr. and the likely MVP of the season Mookie Betts. Though their offense was great in their recent series, the defense and the pitching is out performing.

Former Northern Essex student and Red Sox fan Tyler Thuotte said “This year’s team is amazing, I think they’re better than the 2013 team, though we don’t have Big Papi (David Ortiz) this year. I look forward to the World Series.”

Everybody is looking forward to Tuesday night.