After an 86 year wait the Sox have won three titles in the last 10 years
RED SOX CLOSER KOJI UEHARA JUMPS INTO THE ARMS OF CATCHER DAVID ROSS AFTER THE FINAL OUT
By Mike Baca
The fans of the Boston Red Sox are still celebrating their team's World Series Championship. The Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinlas last night 6-1 en route to their 8th franichse title and their third championship in the last 10 years.
The Red Sox did it with a band of bearded mis-fits who came together as a group after the April Boston Marathon bombings that shocked the country and New England. The Sox, who suffered thru a 93 loss season in 2012, made whole-sale changes entering the 2013 campaign. The new faces and energy led to a 97 win season and a spirited post-season run.
David Ortiz was named the series MVP after hitting .688 in the six-game series.
Big Papi was walked four times in last night's game, three of them intentionally. Papi says this Red Sox team was a special group....
The Red Sox busted the game wide open in the third inning when Shane Victorino slammed 2-1 pitch from Cardinals rookie Michael Wacha off the Green Monster in left field.
That swing would provide all the runs the BoSox would need in winning the 2013 title.
One of the great local story lines to the Red Sox victory was the stellar play of former Chico Outlaw Daniel Nava.
Nava was a stand-out for the Red Sox all season long providing a dependable bat all over the John Farrell's line-up card. Nava hit .308 this year, good for eighth in the American League. Nava recounted his amazing journey last night in an interview moments after the game on the MLB Network.....
The Red Sox and their fans will celebrate their championship with a duck-boat parade on the Charles on Saturday morning at 10am est
WARRIORS TROUNCE LAKERS AS THOMPSON SCORES CAREER HIGH 38
(AP) — Klay Thompson scored a career-high 38 points in a spectacular shooting performance, and the Golden State Warriors whipped the Los Angeles Lakers 125-94 in their much-anticipated season opener Wednesday night.
Thompson finished 15 of 19 from the floor, including 5 of 7 from 3-point range, to lead the Warriors to the runaway win. Golden State led by 19 at the half, 33 at the end of the third quarter and 35 early in the fourth.
David Lee added 25 points, eight rebounds and five assists, and Stephen Curry had 10 points and six assists as the Warriors trounced a rebuilding Lakers team playing without Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash.
Jodie Meeks scored 14 points and Pau Gasol had 12 points and seven rebounds for an overmatched Lakers team playing on back-to-back nights. Los Angeles beat the Clippers on Tuesday night in their season opener.
COUSINS LEADS KINGS TO OPENING NIGHT WIN IN SACTOWN
(AP) — DeMarcus Cousins had 30 points and 14 rebounds to give Sacramento fans plenty more to cheer about than just having a team as the Kings won their season-opener 90-88 over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.
Greivis Vasquez added 17 points and Isaiah Thomas had 16 off the bench to cap a celebratory night in Sacramento as the Kings opened a new era just months after nearly moving to Seattle.
Ty Lawson scored 20 points but missed a potential tying shot in the closing seconds for the Nuggets, who started off Brian Shaw's tenure with a loss. Shaw took over for last season's coach of the year George Karl, who was fired after a first-round playoff loss to Golden State despite winning 57 games in the regular season.
SHARKS LOSE HEART-BREAKER AT STAPLES
(AP) — Anze Kopitar scored on a power play 2:32 into overtime after setting up Justin Williams' tying power play goal with 7:39 left in the third period, and the Los Angeles Kings rallied from behind three times Wednesday night to beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3.
Drew Doughty and Jarret Stoll also had goals and Jonathan Quick stopped 17 shots in the first meeting of the season between the Pacific Division rivals, helping the Kings win for the eighth time in 11 games.
Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture scored for the Sharks, who finished the first month of the season 10-1-2 and set a franchise record for wins in October. Antti Niemi made 19 saves in the finale of a 3-2 road trip.
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