(Updated) Fans rejoice, police clear Fenway area as Red Sox win World Series

boston red sox kenmore world series bar game 6
Fans celebrate inside a Kenmore Square restaurant as the Red Sox clinched yet another World Series win.
Credit: Jeremiah Robinson/Metro

For the first time in more than a generation, the Boston Red Sox have won the World Series at Fenway Park and fans couldn’t be more excited.

“My house is crazy right now. Cause RED SOX NATION HEREEEEE.,” tweeted @IronicLainey.

Other fans said they wished they could be outside celebrating, but police quickly discouraged that.

“Moving folks out of the area will help keep people safe,” Boston police said on its Twitter page.

At about midnight Boston police reported that seven people had been arrested for “unruly behavior.” Boston police Commissioner Ed Davis said at around the end of the game that people were throwing bottles along Ipswich Street.

A crowd being forced down Boylston Street toward the Public Garden were hitting car windows and cheering loudly. A picture on Twitter showed an overturned car on Boylston Street.

Meanwhile, during the game, fans seemed to be counting the seconds until the ninth inning for what appeared to be a guaranteed win and post game celebration with pitcher John Lackey holding the St. Louis Cardinals scoreless and the Sox racking up six runs halfway through the game.

Countless people crowded bars and restaurants in the Kenmore Square area early in the evening. Police said in the top of the fifth inning, at about 9:45 p.m., that bars had reached capacity and, as promised, they dispersed lines and asked people not inside a bar to leave the area.

Police and city officials said before the World Series that the safety plan for a clinching game called for closing the Fenway and Kenmore Square area to traffic and pedestrians at about the seventh inning. People were allowed to leave the area on foot, but no one was allowed into the area.

Sox fans flooded Twitter with excitement following the final out:

Follow Michael Naughton on Twitter @metrobosmike.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

California passes 'yes-means-yes' campus sexual assault bill

Californian lawmakers passed a law on Thursday requiring universities to adopt "affirmative consent" language in their definitions of consensual sex, part of a nationwide drive to curb sexual assault on…

National

Syrian refugees top 3 million, half of all…

By Stephanie NebehayGENEVA (Reuters) - Three million Syrian refugees will have registered in neighboring countries as of Friday, but many remain trapped by the advance…

International

North Korean leader's money manager defects in Russia:…

A senior North Korean banking official who managed money for leader Kim Jong Un has defected in Russia and was seeking asylum in a third country, a South Korean newspaper…

Local

MAP: New York City Street Closures August 29,…

The Department of Transportation and NYPD said there may be residual delays near all of the street closures on August 29, 31 and 31. Several streets and avenues will be…

Going Out

'Friends' coffeehouse Central Perk coming to NYC —…

"Friends" is coming back for a one-off special: "The One with the Free Coffee." Warner Bros. is bringing a pop-up replica of Central Perk, the…

Movies

Interview: 'As Above, So Below' directors: 5 ways…

The fraternal directors of the found footage horror "As Above, So Below" dish on the best ways to frighten the bejesus out of audiences.

Movies

Criterion's new Jacques Demy box mixes the light…

Jacques Demy, the most effervescent of French New Wave filmmakers, gets a Criterion box all to himself, with classics like "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg."

Entertainment

Comedian Joan Rivers, 81, rushed to New York…

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Acerbic comedian and fashion critic Joan Rivers was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York on Thursday after she reportedly…

NFL

3 things we learned in the Giants preseason…

The final score didn’t matter — a 16-13 win by the Giants — but it would’ve been nice to finally see Big Blue’s new-look offense get on track.

NFL

NFL Power Rankings: Seahawks, Broncos, Patriots, 49ers start…

NFL Power Rankings: Seahawks, Broncos, Patriots start at top

U.S. Soccer

5 facts about new England captain Wayne Rooney

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was named as the new England captain by coach Roy Hodgson on Thursday.

NFL

Jets vs. Eagles: 3 things to watch

A win on Thursday night at the Eagles would give the Jets a 3-1 record and just their second winning preseason under head coach Rex Ryan.

Style

Trend: White hot on the 2014 Emmy's red…

White was one of the big trends on the Emmy's red carpet.

Food

Recipe: Samuel Adams beer-marinated grilled shrimp

Summer calls for two things: a cold beer and light food. Sam Adams' Latitude 48 IPA fairly bursts with citrus notes, making it an ideal marinade…

Wellbeing

4 healthy ingredient swaps to make your meals…

When it comes to eating well, everyone knows they could be doing better. But cooking in an apartment on a busy schedule is a recipe…

Wellbeing

Heart trumps brain when it comes to movies…

When you need a good cry, do you reach for the movie that’s “based on a true story”? Science says you’re giving your brain far…