November 04, 2007
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Curt Schilling sprayed jubilant fans with champagne after the Red Sox clinched the 2007 AL East title.
Jonathan Papelbon, left, congratulated Manny Ramirez after he hit a walk-off home run to win Game 2 of the ALDS against the Angels.
Dustin Pedroia reacted after diving to grab a ball in the ALDS. Pedroia hit just .154 in the series.
J.D. Drew, right, helped transform the ALCS in the Red Sox' direction with a first-inning grand slam in Game 6 that sparked a 12-2 win,
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Kevin Youkilis headed for home after slamming a home run in the eighth inning of the Red Sox' 11-2 win against the Indians in Game 7 of the ALCS.
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The Red Sox came back from a 3-1 deficit in the ALCS to beat the Indians. That elicited a celebratory dance at Fenway Park from Papelbon.
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For the second time in four years, fans arrived at Fenway Park for Game 1 of the World Series.
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Ramirez trotted home for one of the Red Sox' 13 runs in a Game 1 win against the Rockies to start the World Series.
Josh Beckett left to a loud ovation after he threw seven innings and collected the win.
The Prudential Center was illuminated in support of the Red Sox during the series.
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Drew was hit by a pitch in the second inning of Game 2.
The Red Sox had to work harder for a victory in Game 2. Papelbon celebrated after he closed out the 2-1 win.
It was Mike Lowell's RBI double in the fifth inning that ended up being the difference in Game 2.
Curt Schilling earned the win in Game 2 after throwing 5 1/3 innings and surrendering just four hits.
A disappointed Ramirez reacted to being called out at home plate by umpire Ted Barrett. The Red Sox claimed Game 3 10-5.
Lowell went airborne as he slid in for one of his two runs in Game 4.
Schilling shared a moment with fellow starter Jon Lester, who led the Red Sox to a 4-3 win in Game 4.
Papelbon was on the mound as the Red Sox closed out the Rockies to claim their second World Series title since 2004.
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The Red Sox erupted from the dugout to celebrate on the Coors Field turf.
First-base coach Luis Alicea gave a bear hug to Lowell, who was named the series MVP.
For the second time in his young career, Youkilis celebrated a championship.
Lester, just a year removed from a fight against cancer, celebrated with his parents after earning the win in Game 4.
Ortiz carried the trophy off the plane at Logan Airport.
Lowell received kudos from adoring fans at Fenway Park as the Red Sox prepared for another victory parade.
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Once again, tens of thousands of fans came out to celebrate with the Red Sox.
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Stephanie Chaves and Michelle Zullo of Everett were among the fans cheering on the Red Sox during the parade.
Fans found parade-watching positions high above Boylston Street to take in the scene.
Two-year-old Marco Carrillo witnessed his first Red Sox championship.
Ortiz presented the Commissioner's Trophy to thousands of adoring fans along Tremont Street.
Like he did at Fenway Park, Papelbon displayed his dance moves to fans during the rally.
Papelbon got other Red Sox players, such as Mike Timlin, to join him in the fun.
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Jacoby Ellsbury met fans at a local Taco Bell after his stolen base in the World Series allowed fans to cash in on a promotion offering free tacos.
Five months later, the Red Sox unveiled yet another championship banner.