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Daily Red Sox Links: Shane Victorino, Xander Bogaerts, Jose Iglesias

Today's links look at the unexpected turnaround and how it affects the way we look at this run, Xander Bogaerts' awesomeness, and a possible boost the Cardinals may receive in the World Series.

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Shane Victorino's grand slam will go down as one of the greatest moments in recent Red Sox history. Rob Bradford breaks it down. (Rob Bradford;

The unexpectedness of this World Series run makes it stand out even more in Larry Lucchino's mind. (Evan Drellich;

After all the excitement of this season, all of the worries from this past spring are long forgotten. (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston)

Xander Bogaerts is obviously doing amazing things for someone his age, but he could play a huge role in the World Series, even forgetting about his youth. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

What a long strange trip it's been for Jose Iglesias in 2013*. (Julian Benbow;

John Tomase gives the Red Sox a slight edge over St. Louis, but does acknowledge that they are an extremely tough test. (John Tomase; Boston Herald)

Allen Craig is taking BP for the Cardinals, and is poised to return from injury to be on their World Series roster. (Drew Silva; Hardball Talk)

*I hate myself for that sentence.

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