On October 27, 2004, the Boston Red Sox end their 86-year drought, winning the World Series in a sweep over the St. Louis Cardinals. In one of the most dominating Fall Classic performances, Boston, never trailed during the four games. Johnny Damon hits a home run on the fourth pitch of the game and the Red Sox win Game Four, 3-0, behind the pitching of Derek Lowe and three relievers. Manny Ramirez who batted .412 (7 for 17) with a home run and four RBI is named Most Valuable Player.
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