Game No. 161 — September 30, 2017
With two games left and a precarious, two-game lead over the Yankees, the Sox clawed their way to a victory over the Astros with a string of base hits and stolen bases in the fourth and fifth innings. Mookie Betts added a monstrous home run in the seventh and Craig Kimbrel struck out three batters to close out the game. The win marks the first time the Sox have one two division titles in a row and the first time any manager has won the pennant three times with the team.
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