5 in a Row

The Sox continue to do what good teams need to do: destroy less talented competition. Raising their American League best home record to 21-9, the Sox overcame a sub-par start from Wade Miller with a big hit from Mark Bellhorn, a solid top half of the 9th from Keith Foulke and some clutch hits from Kevin Millar and Johnny Damon in the bottom half of the inning to win 6-5. Game stories in the local papers from the Herald

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This is the ultimate dilemma. Of course fans want the Red Sox to win the World Series, but the dilemma is be careful what you wish for because you might get it. And if the Red Sox played the Cubs in the World Series, one of those two franchises will be permanently and forever altered. One of them will never be the same. So remember, while winning is the ultimate goal. If you’re a Sox fan or a Cubs fan, it carries a steep price tag. Life will never be the same.

— Bob Lobel, Boston.com chat 10/9/2003