WATCH: Alex Cora Breakdown Into Tears as Boston Red Sox Clinched the ALDS

Published 10/12/2021, 9:53 AM EDT


The Boston Red Sox clinched the ALDS on Monday night, defeating the Tampa Bay Rays. Indeed, it was a surreal moment for the team that has strived for glory over the years but failed consecutively, until now.

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Team manager Alex Cora was alongside his squad as they recorded a historic win last night. Naturally, Cora couldn’t hold off his emotions as he watched his team fly into the ALCS.

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Alex Cora has a moment to himself

Boston Red Sox recorded a stunning 3-1 victory in the ALDS, against the Tampa Bay Rays. Notably, the team was playing on their home ground, which made the moment even more special. However, while Fenway Park erupted in joy, Alex Cora stepped away from the celebrations, taking a minute to process what he and the team just accomplished.

Cora’s daughter also joined her father on the field. It was indeed touching for fans to watch the emotional moment, as they witnessed how much the win meant to him and his family.

In the post-match interview, Alex opened up about how he and the team triumphed over the criticizers. “We kept working I know a lot of people questioned our coaching staff, and what we do on a daily basis but we keep working and regardless of the results you know we were out there taking ground balls,” Alex said.

He further added, “Some other teams do it differently than us but we work the way we work and we never gave up on them so we just keep working and sometimes it’s gonna look great sometimes bad, but we aren’t going to stop working.”

Oct 11, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora (13) takes out starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez (57) during the sixth inning of their game against the Tampa Bay Rays during game four of the 2021 ALDS at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

What’s next for the Boston Red Sox?

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The Boston Red Sox can take a few days off and enjoy their victory before heading to the ALCS. Although, their opponents are still not decided; The Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox match was postponed due to bad weather.

Oct 10, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago White Sox left fielder Leury Garcia (28) hits a three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the third inning during game three of the 2021 ALDS at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

The Astros are leading the battle by 2-1. Who do you think will win the series and compete with the Boston Red Sox?

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post-graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. Taking after her athlete father, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.

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