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The Red Sox tagged Michael Wacha for six runs in 3.2 innings and never looked back as they won the World Series at home for the first time since 1918. (USATSI)
BOSTON -- Remember when we thought the Red Sox would never win one of these?
What a difference a decade makes.
The Sox completed the 10-year trifecta Wednesday night, romping past the Cardinals, 6-1, and clinching the 2013 World Series championship, their third Series title in the last 10 seasons. The Sox become the first team to win three championships in the 21st century -- they were also the first team to win two championships this century -- and now have eight Series crowns overall, the fourth-highest total in MLB history.
And while this Series wasn't as easy as the four-game sweeps they pulled over the Cardinals in 2004 and Rockies in 2007 -- St. Louis won Games 2 and 3 and put up hard battles in Games 4 and 5 -- Wednesday night was virtually a three-hour party.