Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer
Former Red Sox GM Ben Cherington deserves credit for AL East title. Mike Hazen spoke to his predecessor before Wednesday's clincher. "Dave (Dombrowski) has said unequivocally through the course of the season that Ben had done a lot of great work here. He's never taken anything away from him, which we all respect. A lot of this club, Ben had a hand in. But Dave has really driven the bus this year."