The Red Sox won the AL East crown only six times prior to accomplishing it in 2013. Take a look back at how they fared during those six seasons:
Record; won division by
Record; won division by95-65; 4.5 games
NotableFred Lynn won Rookie of the Year and MVP with a league-leading 103 runs and 47 doubles.
In playoffsAfter Carlton Fisk's home run won Game 6, Sox lost World Series to Reds in 7 games.
Record; won division by95-66; 5.5 games
NotableRoger Clemens won MVP and Cy Young by going 24-4 with 2.48 ERA and 238 Ks.
In playoffsBill Buckner's error became the defining image as Sox lost World Series to Mets in 7 games.
Record; won division by89-73; 1 game
NotableWon 19 of 20 during "Morgan Magic" to emerge from 9 games back at All-Star break.
In playoffsSwept by Oakland and Dennis Eckersley in ALCS.
Record; won division by88-74; 2 games
NotableIn down year for AL East, Sox did not have a player with 100 RBIs.
In playoffsAfter winning division on final day, Joe Morgan's Sox again swept by Oakland in ALCS.
Record; won division by86-58; 7 games
NotableMo Vaughn won MVP with league-leading 126 RBIs as Tim Wakefield jump-started Sox by starting 14-1.
In playoffsWakefield and the Sox swept by Cleveland in ALDS.
Record; won division by96-66; 2 games
NotableJosh Beckett (20-7) was at his peak as Sox helped by addition of Rookie of the Year Dustin Pedroia.
In playoffsWon World Series after beating Angels, Indians and Rockies.