Red Sox secure spot in the playoffs

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Boston Red Sox’s Brock Holt, right, celebrates with Tzu-Wei Lin (30) and Eduardo Nunez, center, after his pinch-hit, three-run home run off Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Ryan Tepera during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

For the third straight year, the Boston Red Sox have clinched a playoff berth. This matches the longest streak in franchise history.

This is also the fifth time the Sox have won at least 99 games in a season. The last time they did so was in 1978 when the team went 99-64.

The Sox currently have the best record in Major League Baseball and fans are optimistic they will go all the way.

“It’s terrific, it’s great,” Larry Briggs from Easthampton said. “It’s nice to see the Red Sox, you don’t have to worry about what they are going to do throughout the rest of September. They had a good year, they had a good season, so I hope it continues.”

The Sox could also make a run for most wins in a regular season in franchise history; the 1912 Red Sox won 105 games that year and, with 17 games to play in the regular season, they could easily pass that number.

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