Boston Red Sox defeat Oakland Athletics, 11-6

You don't need Matt Noyes after this steamy night in Fenway to tell you what lies ahead.

The forecast calls for champagne showers - perhaps as soon as tonight, with the probability of a drenching growing stronger every day between now and Sunday.

But you might want to check with a travel agent regarding flights to Anaheim, Calif., next weekend, if you are entertaining the prospect of following the Red Sox through the first round of the American League playoffs.

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