The Toronto Blue Jays are headed to Cleveland for the ALCS after the Indians swept the Boston Red Sox on Monday night.
Game 1 of the series will take place on Friday at 8 p.m. ET at Progressive Field.
As the ball settled into the right fielder’s glove, the Indians poured onto the diamond to celebrate the 4-3 win and the fans fell silent.
Then, slowly from the Fenway Park crowd rose a chant of “Pa-pi!”
While the Indians celebrated, the Boston faithful demanded to see David Ortiz one more time Monday night. Ten minutes after the final out, when most of Cleveland’s players had moved the party into the visitors’ clubhouse, chants of “We’re not leaving!” and “Thank you, Papi!” finally drew the beloved slugger back onto the field.
Wearing a red warmup and a scowl on his face, Ortiz lumbered out to the mound and tipped his cap in all directions, tapping his heart. Only when…