Bedlam erupted on Lansdowne Street just after midnight, as closer Koji Uehara heeded the crowd’s calls for “One more strike! One more strike!” and ended the sixth and final game of the American League Championship Series with a stikeout.
With their Red Sox heading to the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, thousands of jubilant fans streamed down Yawkey Way, chanting, high-fiving, and bumping chests through the watchful, but largely passive, presence of a police phalanx.
Several fans high-fived smiling Boston police officers, two of whom agreed to a quick photo with newly minted Sox fan Orsola Daletto.
Daletto, a native of Westchester County, N.Y., moved two months ago to Lowell and quickly adapted, she said. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.