Red Sox weekly recap (Week 26)

Amanda BrunoCorrespondent IOctober 4, 2009

BOSTON - OCTOBER 02:  Jacoby Ellsbury #46 and Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox celebrate after they scored in the seventh inning against the Cleveland Indians on October 2, 2009 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Boy how time flies. This is it. The final regular season edition of "Red Sox Weekly Recap." We gave it a good ride and we hope to continue through the playoffs as well.

This week, the Boston Red Sox officially clinched the American League Wild Card and they didn't even have to win a single game against the visiting Toronto Blue Jays to do it. The Texas Rangers eliminated themselves as they fell to the Los Angeles Angels three days straight to give Boston the playoff berth.

The Sox are set to face the AL West champion Angels as the series starts on Wednesday. All of the games will be televised on TBS.

Here's the full schedule around the league so far.

Boston is gearing for a four-game sweep of the Cleveland Indians to wrap up the regular season. The series featured prominent playoff starters in Jon Lester, Daisuke Matsuzaka, and Josh Beckett who were all winners. 

Clay Buchholz gets his chance next.

A couple of career notes: Victor Martinez launched his first ever grand slam during the second inning in a 11-6 win Saturday night. That's almost hard to believe it was his first. 

Also, Dusty Brown hit his first career home run later in the eighth inning.

Sunday September 27 - Saturday October 3

Weekly record: 3-4
Overall record: 94-67
AL East standing: 2nd, 8.0 games back of New York
AL Wild Card standing: Clinched
Runs scored: 34
Opponents' runs scored: 41
Home runs: 8; Kevin Youkilis (2), David Ortiz (1), J.D. Drew (1), Dustin Pedroia (1), Victor Martinez (1), Brian Anderson (1), Dusty Brown (1)
Games left: 1
Weeks left: 0
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