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Indians sweep Red Sox, send Ortiz into retirement

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(The Sports Xchange) - The Cleveland Indians completed a three-game American League Division Series sweep of the Red Sox and ended the career of David Ortiz with a 4-3 victory over Boston on Monday.

Ortiz announced his retirement last November.

He drove in a run with a sacrifice fly on Monday, but he was just 1-for-9 in the three playoff games that saw the Red Sox score just seven runs.

When the game ended, the crowd chanted "Thank You, Papi" and then "We Want Papi."

Ortiz later came out to acknowledge the fans, and he was crying as he left the field for the final time.

The Indians, who won when Travis Shaw flied to right field with two on in the ninth inning, host the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday in the opener of the AL Championship Series.

Former Red Sox center fielder Coco Crisp, who earlier laid down a sacrifice to set up a two-run single by rookie Tyler Naquin, hit a two-run homer off reliever Drew Pomeranz to make it 4-1 in the sixth.

Right-hander Josh Tomlin, winning a head-to-head pitching battle with junior college teammate Clay Buchholz, worked five-plus innings of two-run ball and got the victory.

Andrew Miller pitched two scoreless innings. Bryan Shaw came on in the eighth, got two outs and left with a runner on.

Closer Cody Allen entered to face Ortiz and walked him on four pitches. Standing on first base, Ortiz waved for the crowd to get loud.

Hanley Ramirez then lined an RBI single, but after Ortiz left for a pinch runner, Xander Bogaerts (two hits) lined out to second to end the inning.

Allen then got the first two outs in the ninth before Jackie Bradley Jr. singled on a 3-2 pitch. Dustin Pedroia then worked out a 3-2 walk.

Shaw, however then hit a fly ball on a 3-2 pitch, sealing Allen's second save of the series.

The Red Sox, who won the American League East, lost eight of their last nine games.

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David Ortiz's retirement gifts in his final season
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TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 9: Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) with his Canada Goose jacket which was a gift to him on his final year. Toronto Blue Jays V Boston Red Sox in regular season action of MLB action at Rogers Centre. Toronto Star/Rick Madonik (Rick Madonik/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 28: Mike Trout #27, Albert Pujols #5 and infield coach Alfredo Griffin #4 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pose with David Ortiz, second from right, #34 of the Boston Red Sox and a punting of Ortiz by Stephen Holland during a ceremony honoring Ortiz before the game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 28, 2016 in Anaheim, California. The painting was given as a gift during the ceremony commemorateing the last regular-season series Ortiz will play at the stadium before his planned retirement at the end of the season. (Photo by Matt Brown/Angels Baseball LP/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 03: David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox is presented with gifts by Nelson Cruz #23, Robinson Cano #22, and Felix Hernandez #34 of the Seattle Mariners prior to the game at Safeco Field on August 3, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. Ortiz will retire after the season. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 10: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox is presented with peanut butter from former teammate Corey Koskie before the game between the Minnesota Twins and the Boston Red Sox on June 10, 2016 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) reacts to a gift of framed photos during a pregame ceremony in honor of his retirement during a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Michigan USA, on Saturday, August 20, 2016. (Photo by Jorge Lemus/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 22: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox receives a Stetson cowboy hat as a gift for his upcoming retirement from the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on April 22, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is recognized and given gifts by the Kansas City Royals organization and pitcher Edinson Volquez prior to a game on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Ortiz is retiring at the end of the season. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 15: Manager Terry Francona #17 and Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians congratulate David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox during a presentation by the Cleveland Indians in recognition of Ortiz's retirement prior to the game at Progressive Field on August 15, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 7: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox gets a look at a surfboard given to him during a pre-game ceremony honoring him prior to a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on September 7, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 22: Adam Jones #10 of the Baltimore Orioles presents a replica dugout phone to David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox during an honorary pre game ceremony for Ortiz before a game on September 22, 2016 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 22: Adam Jones #10 of the Baltimore Orioles presents a check for the World Pediatric Project to David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox during an honorary pre game ceremony for Ortiz before a game on September 22, 2016 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
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After right fielder Bogaerts misjudged Carlos Santana's pop fly into a single to start the game, the Indians had two on and one out in the first but did not score.

They had another hit in the second and a two-out double by Lindor in the third but did not break through until the fourth.

Ramirez led off with a single and Lonnie Chisenhall walked before Crisp bunted the runners over and Naquin got a low breaking pitch and singled to right to bring home two.

The Red Sox had first and second and one out in the second but Andrew Benintendi banged into a double play.

Then, with one out in the fifth, Bogaerts collected his second single and scored when Benintendi got a fly ball to the wall in left for the double.

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David Ortiz through the years
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BOSTON, MA - MAY 22: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox smiles as stretches before a game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on May 22, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
23 Feb 1998: David Ortiz #27 of the Minnesota Twins at Spring Training at the Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Florida. Mandatory Credit: Rick Stewart /Allsport
25 Jun 2000: David Ortiz #27 of the Minnesota Twins reacts to the action during practice before the game against the Anaheim Angels at Edison Field in Anaheim, California. The Angels defeated the Twins 7-6.Mandatory Credit: Tom Hauck /Allsport
CLEVELAND, UNITED STATES: Minnesota Twins player David Ortiz (L) sprays champagne on teammate Torii Hunter (C) while Hunter is being interviewed by an unidentified television reporter (R) in the locker room during the post game victory celebration15, September, 2002 at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, OH. Minnesota clinched the American League Central Division championship, defeating the Cleveland Indians 5-0. (Photo credit should read DAVID MAXWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
SARASOTA, FL - FEBRUARY 23: David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox poses for a portrait during the Red Sox spring training Media Day on February 23, 2003 at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Florida. (Photo by Craig Jones/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 30: First baseman David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox watches the hit during the game against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park on August 30, 2003 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Yankees won 10-7. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Designated Hitter David Ortiz (34) of the Boston Red Sox crosses home plate after crushing a home run against the Anaheim Angels at Angels Stadium on July 17, 2004. (Photo by Phillip Ellsworth/WireImage)
BOSTON - OCTOBER 18: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz rounds the bases and celebrates his game winning home run as he leaps across the plate. (Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON - OCTOBER 23: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox hits a three run home run in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during game one of the World Series on October 23, 2004 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
ST LOUIS - OCTOBER 27: (L-R) Pedro Martinez #45, Curt Schilling #38 and David Ortiz 34 of the Boston Red Sox celebrate after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 in game four of the World Series on October 27, 2004 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
BOSTON - OCTOBER 30: Red Sox player David Ortiz clutches the championship trophy as the rolling rally parade to celebrate the baseball team's World Series win rolls along Boylston Street. (Photo by Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON - MAY 22: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox waits on deck to hit against the Atlanta Braves at Fenway Park on May 22, 2005 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox won the game 5-2. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
BOSTON - SEPTEMBER 16: David Ortiz rubs teammate Manny Ramirez's head after Ramirez was hit by a pitch in the 10th inning, walking home the winning run in the Red Sox 3-2 win over Oakland tonight. (Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
HOUSTON - OCTOBER 26: Andruw Jones of the Atlanta Braves and David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox pose with the Hank Aaron Award, presented to each before Game Four of the Major League Baseball World Series between the Chicago White Sox and the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on October 26, 2005 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH - JULY 10: Amercian League All-Star David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox watches a second round home run during the CENTURY 21 Home Run Derby at PNC Park on July 10, 2006 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 23: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox laughs before the game with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on August 23, 2006 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
BOSTON - SEPTEMBER 12: Red Sox DH David Ortiz, right, hit a two run walk off ninth inning home run to lift Boston to a 5-4 victory over Tampa Bay. Here, as the fans go wild, he is mobbed at the plate by his teammates, including Curt Schilling, left, and Kevin Youkilis, center, as home plate umpire Greg Gibson, blue shirt, watches closely to make sure he steps on the plate. (Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON - OCTOBER 20: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox looks on from the on-deck circle against the Cleveland Indians during game six of the American League Championship Series on October 20, 2007 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts(Photo by Rob Tringali/Sportschrome/Getty Images)
DENVER - OCTOBER 28: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with champagne in the locker room after winning Game Four by a score of 4-3 to win the 2007 Major League Baseball World Series in a four game sweep of the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on October 28, 2007 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
BOSTON - OCTOBER 30: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox holds the World Series Trophy during the Boston Red Sox World Series Victory Celebration on October 30, 2007 in Boston, Massachusetts (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
BOSTON - APRIL 08: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox connects with a pitch against the Detroit Tigers on April 8,2008 during Opening Day at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
BOSTON - APRIL 29: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox connects with a pitch during the MLB game against the Toronto Blue Jays on April 29, 2008 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.The Red Sox defeated the Blue Jays 1-0. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
ATLANTA - JUNE 28: First baseman David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox flips the ball towards first base during the game against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on June 28, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Braves beat the Red Sox 2-1. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
BOSTON - AUGUST 21: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox shares a laugh with the New York Yankees during batting practice at Fenway Park on August 21, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 86 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jimmy Fallon gets hitting tips from Boston Red Sox Designated Hitter David Ortiz on January 11, 2010 (Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 28: Xander Bogaerts #2 and David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox present Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees with a placard in honor of his last game on September 28, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 4: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox tips his hat to the fans after leaving the game during the sixth inning after swapping out for a pitch runner following a walk against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on October 4, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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