It is the team’s first Carolina League Championship since becoming an affiliate of the Red Sox back in 2009 and the fifth overall title for Salem.
Sean Coyle, who returned to the team after missing their first round series with an elbow injury, was named the series MVP, capping a three game run in with a 2-for-3, 4 RBI night in Tuesday’s game. Coyle, who also missed time this season with knee and thumb injuries, hit .417 with 3 doubles and 7 RBIs in the playoffs.
William Cuevas picked up the win in the clincher, going 6 innings and allowing just 2 earned runs on 6 hits and walk. David Chester and Nick Natoli each had two hits apiece in the win.
The Red Sox finished their magical run with ten straight wins, including five straight over two playoff series to become the second Red Sox affiliate in as many years to win a league title, following the PawSox 2012 Governors’ Cup Championship run.
Pawtucket is looking to make it three titles for the Sox farm as they attempt to defend their title versus Durham in the International League Championship series, of which they took a 1-0 game lead with a 2-1 victory on Tuesday night.
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