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Red Sox eager to embrace Boston

Team looks forward to reconnecting with fan base in wake of bombings

Updated: April 19, 2013, 2:37 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

CLEVELAND -- They come home buoyed by victory, sobered by tragedy and motivated to do whatever they can to help a city heal.

A time to mourn, a time to celebrate.

"We're the Boston Red Sox," reliever Andrew Bailey said Thursday night, "but it's family, it's our own. The fans, the city, they look for us to give them peace of mind a few hours a night, but in reality we all struggle with it."

The Sox won their sixth straight game Thursday night, completing a three-game ...

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