On October 27, 2004 — Under the moon’s reddish tint caused by a lunar eclipse, the Red Sox exorcised 86 years of agonizing losses by winning their first World Series since 1918. In one of the most dominating Fall Classic performances, Boston, who never trailed during the four games, blanks the Cardinals, 3-0, to complete the sweep behind Derek Lowe pitching and Manny Ramirez will be named World Series MVP.

After, being down 0-3 to the Yankees in the ALCS the Red Sox won 8 straight games to capture the 2004 World Series Title.

 


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