BOSTON (AP) — The World Series champion Boston Red Sox have returned to Fenway Park, carrying the championship trophy they won a night earlier.
A caravan of buses arrived at Fenway on Monday night, less than 24 hours after the Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 to win the World Series in five games, giving the organization its fourth title since 2004.
A couple hundred fans and about a half-dozen TV cameras were waiting for the team.
Fans started cheering when the buses arrived and roared when catcher Christian Vazquez got off the second bus holding the trophy.
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Manager Alex Cora got off the first bus and held his index finger aloft to acknowledge the crowd. The players grabbed their luggage and left in their vehicles — with Brock Holt tooting his horn as he drove off. Many waved to the crowd, but none spoke.
Cora left the park wearing a grey sweatshirt with a hood over his head, walking down the street briefly unnoticed before he was followed and surrounded by about a dozen fans. He stopped a couple of times to sign autographs.
He was asked, “How does it feel to be a world champion?”
“Different,” Cora said before he strolled away.
The city of Boston has planned a parade of Duck Boats for Wednesday.
Steve Pearce hit two homers and drove in three runs in the clincher, earning World Series MVP honors.