Updated: Thursday, 20 Sep 2012, 5:45 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 20 Sep 2012, 11:29 AM EDT
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) -- The PawSox are being celebrated in their home town of Pawtucket after clinching the league championship and making it to the national final.
Gov. Lincoln Chafee and Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien are holding a celebration Thursday for the Pawtucket Red Sox after they won the International League championship with a 3-0 series sweep last week over the Charlotte Knights. This year marks the first time the team has won the Governors' Cup since 1984.
The PawSox played for the Triple-A national championship in North Carolina on Tuesday night but lost to the Reno Aces, 10-3.
Several PawSox players, the manager and the mascot Paws are expected to be on hand for Thursday's celebration in front of Pawtucket City Hall. It starts at noon and is open to the public.
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