Your 2013 A.L. East Champion Boston Red Sox

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

They did it!

It's nice to be able to write this sort of story two nights in a row: with a 6-3 win over the Blue Jays, the Red Sox have clinched the 2013 American League East, completing an incredible worst-to-first turnaround.

Given how often the Red Sox have been in an around the playoffs since the birth of the Wild Card, it's easy to forget how significant an occasion this is for the Red Sox. This is only the seventh time that the Red Sox have managed to pull off the feat, making a division win just as rare as a World Series win, if not quite as important.

Now the Red Sox will have two long weeks to prepare. The remaining games aren't meaningless--both Detroit and Oakland are very much in range to poach the American League's best record, and with it home field advantage. But these last nine games will be relatively stress free. They have done all that could be asked of them in the regular season and more.

It's time to get rest, time to get healthy, time to see what some of our other options can do, and time to get ready for October. It's right around the corner, and if this season can now be called a success whatever is to come, there's no question: we want to go all the way, and until they're eliminated, we won't doubt this team's ability to get the job done.

Read more Red Sox:

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Over the Monster

You must be a member of Over the Monster to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Over the Monster. You should read them.

Join Over the Monster

You must be a member of Over the Monster to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Over the Monster. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker