Duck boats ready in Boston for Red Sox victory parade

BOSTON (AP) — Baseball season is coming to a triumphant conclusion in Boston as the city hosts a parade that honors the Red Sox on their World Series championship.

The parade is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Thursday outside Fenway Park when players, coaches and team officials climb aboard amphibious duck boats. It will then wind its way through several major downtown streets that are expected to be lined by hundreds of thousands of fans.

Police say security will be tight with no public drinking allowed. Fans are also being asked not to bring in large items such as backpacks, coolers and strollers.

The Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in five games to earn their fourth World Series parade since 2004. The team had previously gone 86 years without a title.

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