(WGGB) — The Boston Red Sox run in the playoffs will continue, after beating the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 4 of the American League Divisional Series Tuesday and clinching the series.
The game remained scoreless until the bottom of the sixth inning, when Tampa Bay outfielder David DeJesus drove in Yunel Escobar on an RBI single.
The Sox would come back to answer with two runs in the top half of the seventh inning.
In the top of the ninth, with the bases loaded and one out, Dustin Pedroia launched a sacrifice fly into right field, driving in Xander Bogaerts, which put the Sox ahead 3-1.
With Koji Uehara on the mound in relief, the Sox were able to keep the Rays scoreless in the bottom of the ninth, and won the game 3-1.
Boston wins the best-of-five series 3-1 and will play the winner of the series between the Oakland A’s and Detroit Tigers. It will be Boston’s first trip to the ALCS since 2008.
The Oakland/Detroit series is tied 2-2 after the Tigers beat the A’s 8-6 in Game 4 Tuesday afternoon.
Game 1 of the American League Championship Series is Saturday at Fenway Park. You can catch that game live on FOX 6.
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