Red Sox collapses and fantastic finishes
Globe file photo
1990: Before the wild card was introduced in 1995, you had the win the division to get to the postseason. From Sept. 15 forward, the Red Sox never led the AL East by more than two games over the Blue Jays. It came down to the final weekend of the season at Fenway, where Wade Boggs (pictured) and the Red Sox squared off against the Chicago White Sox, who were a distant second in the AL West. In the season finale, with a playoff spot for Boston still in question, Red Sox right fielder Tom Brunansky made a diving catch of Ozzie Guillens line drive in the ninth inning to seal the win, sending the Sox to the playoffs as the AL East champs.