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Red Sox are off and running to the ALCS
Manny Ramirez celebrates after hitting a sixth-inning, three-run homer. (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
It was a nail-biter, but in the end, Jason Varitek's solo homer and Manny Ramirez's three-run shot in the sixth-inning sent the Red Sox to the American League Championship Series with a a 4-3 victory over the A's on Monday in Game 5 of the ALDS. Full story > 
Series Status
Game 1: BOS 4 @ OAK 5   Box  |  Wrapup
Game 2: BOS 1 @ OAK 5   Box  |  Wrapup
Game 3: OAK 1 @ BOS 3   Box  |  Wrapup
Game 4: OAK 4 @ BOS 5   Box  |  Wrapup
Game 5: BOS 4 @ OAK 3   Box  |  Wrapup

Series Preview
Red Sox preview
Pedro gets call in Game 1
Pedro Martinez takes the mound for Boston in Game 1 of the ALDS against Oakland on Wednesday, and the Red Sox wouldn't want it any other way. Full story > 
• Magical ride so far for Red Sox
• Red Sox's facts 'n figures
• How the Red Sox were built
• Video: Red Sox season recap
A's preview
A's put hope in Hudson
When Tim Hudson last faced Boston, back in August, he spun a two-hit shutout, besting Sox ace Pedro Martinez. Oakland hopes its right-hander can offer a repeat. Full story > 
• A's look to take the next step
• Athletics facts and figures
• How the Athletics were built
• Video: A's season recap

Game 1, Oct. 1, 2003  Athletics 5, Red Sox 4  Wrapup >
It was compelling, dramatic, nail-biting and sublime. But in the end, it was utterly ridiculous. And beautifully so. Ramon Hernandez's 12th-inning, bases loaded bunt single pushed the A's past the Red Sox, 5-4, in Game 1 of the ALDS. More > 
NewsSmall ball is money for the A's | Red Sox lose heartbreaker in Game 1 | Durazo comes up clutch
AudioHernandez talks about his night | Macha's postgame press conference | Walker reacts to loss
VideoHernandez's game-winning bunt: 56K | 300K | Chavez robs Kapler in the 12th: 56K | 300K

Game 2, Oct. 2, 2003  Athletics 5, Red Sox 1  Wrapup >
Thanks to a five-run second inning and a dominating performance by Barry Zito, the A's cruised past the Red Sox in Game 2 and took a commanding 2-0 lead. Boston's Tim Wakefield allowed only four hits in six innings, but took the loss. More > 
NewsA's back in a familiar position | Red Sox are down, but not out | No rest, no problem for rubber-armed Foulke
AudioZito discusses his Game 2 victory | Little's postgame press conference | Tejada catches final out
VideoZito uses three curveballs to strike out the side: 56K | 300K | Walker's error plates two: 56K | 300K

Oct. 3, 2003
Red Sox coverage
Lowe craves the Fenway spotlight
Derek Lowe loves pitching at Fenway Park. In 17 starts there during the regular season, he went 11-2 with a 3.21 ERA. More > 
• Red Sox notes: Bats key to series, season
• Pedro would start Game 5, Burkett Game 4
A's coverage
Lilly eyes redemption at Fenway
Ted Lilly returns to Fenway Park six weeks after hitting his season's rock-bottom point at the same ballpark. More > 
• First person: Scott Hatteberg
• A's notes: Guillen doubtful for Game 3

Game 3, Oct. 4, 2003  Red Sox 3, Athletics 1  Wrapup >
In a game that had just about everything, Trot Nixon provided the Hollywood ending. His pinch-hit, two-run, walk-off home run in the 11th inning gave the Red Sox a dramatic 3-1 win over the A's and forced a Game 4 at Fenway Park. More > 
NewsNixon hot to Trot for Red Sox | Bizarre night in Boston costs A's | Lowe delivers a gem
AudioNixon discusses his final at-bat | Byrnes is out at home plate | Montague, Welke on 'obstruction'
VideoNixon's walk-off blast: 56K | 300K | Tejada gets tagged out on controversial play: 56K | 300K

Game 4, Oct. 5, 2003  Red Sox 5, Athletics 4  Wrapup >
For the second straight day, the never-say-die Red Sox found some last at-bat magic and edged the A's, 5-4. David Ortiz delivered the game-winner, forcing a dream matchup Monday in Game 5 between Cy Young winners Pedro Martinez and Barry Zito in Oakland. More > 
NewsOrtiz busts slump in a big way | Minus Hudson, A's fall short | Urban: Expect the unexpected
AudioMueller makes play for final out | Macha's postgame presser | Ortiz & Williamson on Game 4
VideoOrtiz hits a game-winning two-run double: 56K | 300K | Dye's two-run homer in the sixth: 56K | 300K