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Dan Shaughnessy

Red Sox are exactly where they want to be

DETROIT — Ninety-seven wins begat a relatively easy first round against the Tampa Bay Tomato Cans, which begat five bombastic battles against the estimable-but-slowly-crumbling Detroit Tigers.

And now the 2013 Red Sox are coming home to win the American League pennant on the green, green grass of Fenway.

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