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Fans in Boston celebrate team�s first title in 86 years
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BOSTON (AP) -- Police in Boston and in Amherst report arrests as tens of thousands of jubilant Red Sox fans celebrated after the Sox won their first World Series championship since 1918.

Fans poured out of area bars immediately after the Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-to-0 to sweep the World Series in four straight games.

Boston police say 35 people were arrested, while 44 injuries were reported�including a police officer.

Fans converging on Fenway Park were met by a massive police presence, trying to keep the peace. Some fans set off fireworks, threw bottles, set small fires, and jumped on cars.

Police used smoke canisters to disperse some rowdier groups.  Officers in riot gear and on horses marched down streets to clear people from the area.

Other groups gathered outside Faneuil Hall and in South Boston to celebrate the victory.

At the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, campus police made about 25 arrests after students streamed out of dorms in a raucous celebration. No injuries were reported there.


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