10/27/2004 11:50 PM ET
Boston wins a clincher for the first of seven tries
Since they won the World Series in 1918, the Red Sox were 0-6 in games that would clinch a title for Boston. But after they became the first team in history to come back from an 0-3 deficit in the LCS, not even the team with the best record in baseball, St. Louis, could stop their championship momentum.
|Red Sox in Series clinchers|
|1946||Game 6||Cardinals||STL 4, BOS 1||St. Louis OF Enos Slaughter returns from breaking an elbow in Game 5 to cap a three-run inning.|
|1946||Game 7||Cardinals||STL 4, BOS 3||Slaughter scores from first on a single to score what turned out to be the Series-clinching run.|
|1967||Game 7||Cardinals||STL 7, BOS 2||Boston ace Jim Lonborg, on two days' rest, is outshined by Cards ace Bob Gibson, pitching on three days' rest.|
|1975||Game 7||Reds||CIN 4, BOS 3||Joe Morgan's ninth-inning blooper scores Ken Griffey Sr. to give the Reds the Series.|
|1986||Game 6||Mets||NYM 6, BOS 5||The Mets tied the game in the eighth inning and won in the 10th, when a Mookie Wilson dribbler went through first baseman Bill Buckner's legs.|
|1986||Game 7||Mets||NYM 8, BOS 5||A late rally and early scoring by Boston was not enough to overcome the Mets, who scored all their runs and had nine of their 10 hits in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings.|
|2004||Game 4||Cardinals||BOS 3, STL 0||Derek Lowe won his third series clincher of the postseason by shutting down a powerful St. Louis lineup for seven innings on their home turf -- under a lunar eclipse -- to give the Red Sox their first world championship in 86 years.|
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