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10/26/2004 11:36 PM ET
The Red Sox became the 21st ballclub to take a 3-0 advantage in the World Series and the 18th to seal the deal with a four-game sweep. The last team to win the first three games without completing the sweep was the Baltimore Orioles, who beat the Cincinnati Reds in five games in 1970. No team down 0-3 has ever taken the Series to six games.

Teams with a 3-0 World Series lead
Year Team up 3-0 Opponent Series outcome
2004Boston Red SoxSt. Louis CardinalsRed Sox, 4-0
1999New York YankeesAtlanta BravesYankees, 4-0
1998New York YankeesSan Diego PadresYankees, 4-0
1990Cincinnati RedsOakland AthleticsReds, 4-0
1989Oakland AthleticsSan Francisco GiantsAthletics, 4-0
1976Cincinnati RedsNew York YankeesReds, 4-0
1970Baltimore OriolesCincinnati RedsOrioles, 4-1
1966Baltimore OriolesLos Angeles DodgersOrioles, 4-0
1963Los Angeles DodgersNew York YankeesDodgers, 4-0
1954New York GiantsCleveland IndiansGiants, 4-0
1950New York YankeesPhiladelphia PhilliesYankees, 4-0
1939New York YankeesCincinnati RedsYankees, 4-0
1938New York YankeesChicago CubsYankees, 4-0
1937New York YankeesNew York GiantsYankees, 4-1
1932New York YankeesChicago CubsYankees, 4-0
1928New York YankeesSt. Louis CardinalsYankees, 4-0
1927New York YankeesPittsburgh PiratesYankees, 4-0
1922New York GiantsNew York YankeesGiants, 4-0
1914Boston BravesPhiladelphia AthleticsBraves, 4-0
1910Philadelphia AthleticsChicago CubsAthletics, 4-1
1907Chicago CubsDetroit TigersCubs, 4-0

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