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Red Sox fall short in bid to repeat as champions

Originally Published: October 19, 2008
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Go on, admit it. You didn't think there was any way the Red Sox would lose Game 7, did you? After they rallied from a seven-run deficit with seven outs left to win Game 5, after they won Game 6, after the way they came back in the 2004 and 2007 ALCS, you thought the Sox would win yet again. Even when they trailed by two runs in the final innings Sunday night, you felt confident that they would come back, win the game and reach the World Series again.

Don't be ashamed. ...

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