Red Sox Win First Division Title Since 2007

Red Sox clinch AL East title, beat Blue Jays 6-3

By JIMMY GOLEN=
AP Sports Writer=
       BOSTON (AP) _ The Boston Red Sox clinched the AL East title on Friday night, getting seven strong innings from Jon Lester to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 and eliminate Tampa Bay from the division race.

        One night after securing their first playoff appearance since 2009, the Red Sox added their first division title since `07. Boston entered the night with a magic number of one _ meaning the next Red Sox win or Rays loss would clinch the division.

        Lester (15-8) allowed one run on five hits and two walks, striking out eight to win for the seventh time in nine decisions. It was his 100th career victory.  

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