Red Sox win World Series!

For the second time in four years the Red Sox have won the World Series.

With a 4-3 win over the Rockies in Game 4, the Red Sox have swept their second straight Series, winning eight straight Series games.

Jonathan Papelbon closed it. The final out came on a Seth Smith strikeout swinging.

Jason Varitek had the ball, in case the Hall of Fame is looking for it. He put it in his back pocket as he ran to the mound to celebrate with Papelbon.

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