RED SOX NATION IS BACK IN THE ALCS! Boston beats Tampa 3-1 in Game 4, 1st postseason series win for Sox since 2008.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 9, 2013
The Red Sox got to starter Jeremy Hellickson early, getting him out of the game in the second inning with the bases loaded and no outs. From there, manager Joe Maddon ran out eight more pitchers, and it still didn't help, as a strikeout by Evan Longoria ended the game.
And that's when the celebration began on the field:
It was a culmination of more than a year of hardships. The Red Sox traded away Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford, and finished last in the division last year.
Then, this offseason, they signed mid-range free agents like Shane Victorino and Mike Napoli. But those were the right moves, as the Red Sox showed they were one of the best teams in baseball all year.
Regardless, the Red Sox overcame that and won the series. And once it happened, Twitter reacted to the Red Sox winning the series:
But that's not all. What good is a series-clinching game without the clubhouse celebration? Here's a look at what happened inside the Red Sox's clubhouse after the game:
I think Jonny Gomes is my role model. He has the perfect beard. He does the sprinkler as a celebration dance. He wears army helmets. #RedSox— Fabiano Cordeiro (@fabileesh) October 9, 2013
I want to throw down with the Red Sox. Imagine shot gunning next to Papi. Freaking legendary.— James Kelly (@Kell5th) October 9, 2013
It's a celebration that was one year in the making and one the Red Sox hope to do twice more this year.