Red Sox, fans look forward to World Series after ALCS victory

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October 20, 2013, 1:22 am
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(NECN: John Moroney, Boston) - The Boston Red Sox are returning to the World Series after beating the Detroit Tigers 5-2 in Game 6 of the ALCS Saturday night.

The Sox trailed 2-1 in the 7th inning before Shane Victorino hit a grand slam to give them the three-run lead.

"When he hit the grand slam, it was just awesome," one fan said. "It was stressful, but we pulled it out."

Boston will face the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series, which will begin Wednesday at Fenway Park. The Red Sox won their first World Series in 86 years when they swept the Cards in 2004.

"I'm looking for the same as '04," said another fan. "I'm not gonna call it, but I'm hoping."

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