Boston Red Sox Photos: Friday, April 13, 2018 vs. Baltimore Orioles.

The Sox won again last night, powered by a home run by Eduardo Nunez and a solid pitching outing by Eduardo Rodriguez. 

Before the game, the Red Sox welcomed Boston Marathon bombing survivors, rescuers, and families in recognition of the fifth anniversary of the tragedy. 

BOSTON RED SOX PHOTOS: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Vs. Washington Nationals.

Above is a selection of images from an emotional day at Fenway Park. In honor of Jackie Robinson Day, all players and coaches on both teams (and across Major League Baseball) wore the number 42 on their jerseys. 

Today also marked the two year anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. In recognition, the Boston Red Sox invited survivors and heroes involved with the Marathon to come back and take part in some special pre-game ceremonies. At 2:49 PM, the time of the explosions, the ballpark, along with the entire city, paused for a moment of silence.

Days like these are a tough but necessary reminder of how precious life can be, and it’s amazing to see how those there today have managed to resume their lives with such strength and resilience. 

Photos and Video: Boston Marathon Weekend at Fenway Park.

"Young fans reach for a baseball during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Young fans reach for a baseball during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A father holds his daughter up as they cheer during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A father holds his daughter up as they cheer during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hits a solo home run during the fourth inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hits a solo home run during the fourth inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Brock holt dives for a ground ball during the sixth inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Brock holt dives for a ground ball during the sixth inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Fans do the wave during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Fans do the wave during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara jogs toward the mound during the ninth inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara jogs toward the mound during the ninth inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman walks alongside Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes before throwing batting practice to Gomes and Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, April 20, 2014."

“Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman walks alongside Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes before throwing batting practice to Gomes and Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, April 20, 2014.”

"Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman throws batting practice to Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross and outfielder Jonny Gomes at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, April 20, 2014."

“Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman throws batting practice to Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross and outfielder Jonny Gomes at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, April 20, 2014.”

"Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman reacts as he throws batting practice to Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross and outfielder Jonny Gomes at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, April 20, 2014."

“Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman reacts as he throws batting practice to Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross and outfielder Jonny Gomes at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, April 20, 2014.”

"Boston Marathon survivor Marc Fucarile prepares to enter the field during a ceremony recognizing the Boston Marathon bombings before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Marathon survivor Marc Fucarile prepares to enter the field during a ceremony recognizing the Boston Marathon bombings before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Marathon rescuer Carlos Arredondo waits to be introduced during a ceremony recognizing the Boston Marathon bombings before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Marathon rescuer Carlos Arredondo waits to be introduced during a ceremony recognizing the Boston Marathon bombings before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Marathon survivor Jeff Bauman and rescuer Carlos Arredondo are introduced during a ceremony recognizing the Boston Marathon bombings before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Marathon survivor Jeff Bauman and rescuer Carlos Arredondo are introduced during a ceremony recognizing the Boston Marathon bombings before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Marathon running duo Dick and Rick Hoyt are introduced alongside runners injured last year during a ceremony recognizing the Boston Marathon bombings before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Marathon running duo Dick and Rick Hoyt are introduced alongside runners injured last year during a ceremony recognizing the Boston Marathon bombings before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Marathon bombing survivor Marc Fucarile kisses his son Gavin alongside his wife, Jen Regan, as they are introduced during a ceremony recognizing the Boston Marathon bombings before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Marathon bombing survivor Marc Fucarile kisses his son Gavin alongside his wife, Jen Regan, as they are introduced during a ceremony recognizing the Boston Marathon bombings before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"An American flag is dropped over the Green Monster during a ceremony recognizing the Boston Marathon bombings before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“An American flag is dropped over the Green Monster during a ceremony recognizing the Boston Marathon bombings before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia reacts after scoring the winning run on a throwing error in the ninth inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park Sunday, April 20, 2014. The Red Sox won 6-5."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia reacts after scoring the winning run on a throwing error in the ninth inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park Sunday, April 20, 2014. The Red Sox won 6-5.”

"Members of the Boston Red Sox celebrate after second baseman Dustin Pedroia scored the winning run on a throwing error in the ninth inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park Sunday, April 20, 2014. The Red Sox won 6-5."

“Members of the Boston Red Sox celebrate after second baseman Dustin Pedroia scored the winning run on a throwing error in the ninth inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park Sunday, April 20, 2014. The Red Sox won 6-5.”

"Members of the Hanscom Air Force base stand as an American flag is unfurled over the Green Monster during a pre-game ceremony before a game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Boston Red Sox. "

“Members of the Hanscom Air Force base stand as an American flag is unfurled over the Green Monster during a pre-game ceremony before a game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, April 21, 2014.”

"An American flag is unfurled over the Green Monster during a pre-game ceremony before a game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, April 21, 2014."

“An American flag is unfurled over the Green Monster during a pre-game ceremony before a game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, April 21, 2014.”

"A boy holds an American flag as it is unfurled over the Green Monster during a pre-game ceremony before a game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, April 21, 2014."

“A boy holds an American flag as it is unfurled over the Green Monster during a pre-game ceremony before a game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, April 21, 2014.”

"A fan cheers as she holds her dog during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, April 21, 2014."

“A fan cheers as she holds her dog during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, April 21, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia laughs after losing his bat during the first inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, April 21, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia laughs after losing his bat during the first inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, April 21, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run during the eighth inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, April 21, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run during the eighth inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, April 21, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia dives as he tags catcher Steve Clevenger at second base during the eighth inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, April 21, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia dives as he tags catcher Steve Clevenger at second base during the eighth inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, April 21, 2014.”

"Fans hold a sign reading 'Boston Strong' during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, April 21, 2014."

“Fans hold a sign reading ‘Boston Strong’ during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Monday, April 21, 2014.”

It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year since the bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. There were lots of things happening at the park in what was overall quite a festive weekend.

It’s amazing to see what a difference just one year can make in people’s lives. Here are my photos and videos from all the highlights this weekend. 

Photos: Boston Red Sox World Series Ring Ceremony.

"The sun rises over Fenway Park on the morning of the 2014 Boston Red Sox home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The sun rises over Fenway Park on the morning of the 2014 Boston Red Sox home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A Josten's representative prepares a 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series ring before the ring ceremony on Opening Day Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A Josten’s representative prepares a 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series ring before the ring ceremony on Opening Day Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The World Series Most Valuable Player ring, awarded to Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, is prepared before the ring ceremony on Opening Day Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The World Series Most Valuable Player ring, awarded to Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, is prepared before the ring ceremony on Opening Day Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Marathon hero Carlos Arredondo gets an autograph from former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez during a meet and greet before the Boston Red Sox 2014 home opening day and World Series ring ceremony Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Marathon hero Carlos Arredondo gets an autograph from former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez during a meet and greet before the Boston Red Sox 2014 home opening day and World Series ring ceremony Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The 2013 World Series championship banner is dropped over the Green Monster during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The 2013 World Series championship banner is dropped over the Green Monster during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Marathon hero Carlos Arredondo and other victims, families, and heroes involved with the Boston Marathon bombings are introduced during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Marathon hero Carlos Arredondo and other victims, families, and heroes involved with the Boston Marathon bombings are introduced during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes and first baseman Mike Napoli receive their rings during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes and first baseman Mike Napoli receive their rings during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia receives his ring during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia receives his ring during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts displays his ring during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts displays his ring during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross puts on his ring during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross puts on his ring during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz high fives teammates during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz high fives teammates during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz wears his 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series rings and 2013 World Series Most Valuable Player ring on a necklace during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz wears his 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series rings and 2013 World Series Most Valuable Player ring on a necklace during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Members of the Hanscom Air Force Base assist in a flag drop of the American flag during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Members of the Hanscom Air Force Base assist in a flag drop of the American flag during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Former Boston Celtics player Leon Powe and former Boston Red Sox players Jason Varitek, Mike Lowell, and Pedro Martinez hold championship trophies before they are introduced during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Former Boston Celtics player Leon Powe and former Boston Red Sox players Jason Varitek, Mike Lowell, and Pedro Martinez hold championship trophies before they are introduced during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"(From left to right) Former Boston Red Sox players Pedro Martinez, Mike Lowell and Jason Varitek, former Mayor of Boston Tom Menino, former Boston Celtics player Leon Powe, former Boston Bruins player Mark Recchi, and former New England Patriots players Tedy Bruschi, Troy Brown, and Ty Law display championship trophies as they are introduced during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“(From left to right) Former Boston Red Sox players Pedro Martinez, Mike Lowell and Jason Varitek, former Mayor of Boston Tom Menino, former Boston Celtics player Leon Powe, former Boston Bruins player Mark Recchi, and former New England Patriots players Tedy Bruschi, Troy Brown, and Ty Law display championship trophies as they are introduced during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino jokes with current Mayor Marty Walsh before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino jokes with current Mayor Marty Walsh before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A grounds crew member changes bases during the Boston Red Sox 2014 home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A grounds crew member changes bases during the Boston Red Sox 2014 home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks signs autographs during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks signs autographs during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox center fielder Grady Sizemore slides as he steals third base during the second inning of the 2014 home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox center fielder Grady Sizemore slides as he steals third base during the second inning of the 2014 home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks hits a solo home run during the third inning of the 2014 home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks hits a solo home run during the third inning of the 2014 home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

It’s great to be back in baseball season, and we had a memorable Opening Day to begin the 2014 baseball season here at Fenway Park. In following our tradition, we were here early to shoot the sunrise over the park. This year, we shot video as well, and produced the quick video piece posted above for the Red Sox Instagram account. 

Minutes after the sun came up, an armored truck carrying a special delivery showed up to the ballpark. 

The truck was, of course, hauling the hardware. The 2013 World Series rings had arrived for a special pre-game ring ceremony honoring the 2013 world champion Boston Red Sox. These are some of the highlights from a fantastic ceremony.

Happy baseball season!

Photos: ALDS Game One – Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays.

"Players line up in the infield during a pre-game ceremony before the first game of the American League Division Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Players line up in the infield during a pre-game ceremony before the first game of the American League Division Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell shakes Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon's hand during a pre-game ceremony before the first game of the American League Division Series Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell shakes Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon’s hand during a pre-game ceremony before the first game of the American League Division Series Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Mayor Tom Menino throws out the ceremonial first pitch alongside Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz before Game One of the American League Division Series Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Mayor Tom Menino throws out the ceremonial first pitch alongside Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz before Game One of the American League Division Series Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes high fives teammates during a pre-game ceremony before the first game of the American League Division Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes high fives teammates during a pre-game ceremony before the first game of the American League Division Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Marathon hero Carlos Arredondo and family members of Krystle Campbell, a victim killed in the Boston Marathon bombings, are introduced during a marathon tribute pre-game ceremony before the first game of the American League Division Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Marathon hero Carlos Arredondo and family members of Krystle Campbell, a victim killed in the Boston Marathon bombings, are introduced during a marathon tribute pre-game ceremony before the first game of the American League Division Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester delivers during the first inning of Game One of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester delivers during the first inning of Game One of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox right fielder Jonny Gomes hits an RBI double during the fourth inning of Game One of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox right fielder Jonny Gomes hits an RBI double during the fourth inning of Game One of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox teammates Jacoby Ellsbury, Daniel Nava, and Dustin Pedroia congratulate left fielder Jonny Gomes after scoring during the fourth inning of Game One of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox teammates Jacoby Ellsbury, Daniel Nava, and Dustin Pedroia congratulate left fielder Jonny Gomes after scoring during the fourth inning of Game One of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks scores as right fielder Shane Victorino runs to first base after hitting an RBI single during the fourth inning of Game One of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks scores as right fielder Shane Victorino runs to first base after hitting an RBI single during the fourth inning of Game One of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli slides into second base as he avoids a tag from second baseman Ben Zobrits after hitting a double during the fifth inning of Game One of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli slides into second base as he avoids a tag from second baseman Ben Zobrits after hitting a double during the fifth inning of Game One of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester tips his cap as he walks to the dugout during the eighth inning of Game One of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester tips his cap as he walks to the dugout during the eighth inning of Game One of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox third base coach Brian Butterfield gives signs during the sixth inning of Game One of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox third base coach Brian Butterfield gives signs during the sixth inning of Game One of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox players line up after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays in  Game One of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox players line up after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays in Game One of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, October 4, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

There’s nothing more exciting than playoff baseball, and I’m really pumped that we have it here in Boston this year. 

Yesterday was Game One of the American League Division Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays, and from a Sox photographer’s point of view, things couldn’t have gone better. Although there wasn’t anything to out of the ordinary in the way of pictures, the team came out and dominated with a 10-2 win to begin the series. 

I shot the game from one of two temporary, auxiliary photo pits built for the postseason on the inside ends of each dugout. It’s a nice luxury having those extra pits, which give us a different angle than we normally have during the regular season.

This is a selection of photos from both the pre-game Boston Marathon tribute ceremony as well as the game itself. 

Game Two is tonight!

Boston Red Sox Photos: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 vs. Philadelphia Phillies.

"Jeff Bauman, who lost both of his legs during the Boston Marathon bombings, waves to the crowd before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, May 28, 2013."

“Jeff Bauman, who lost both of his legs during the Boston Marathon bombings, waves to the crowd before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, May 28, 2013.”

"Jeff Bauman, who lost both of his legs during the Boston Marathon bombings, is wheeled onto the field by Carlos Arredondo, a Marathon spectator who carried Bauman to safety,  before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, May 28, 2013."

“Jeff Bauman, who lost both of his legs during the Boston Marathon bombings, is wheeled onto the field by Carlos Arredondo, a Marathon spectator who carried Bauman to safety. Bauman and Arredondo threw out the ceremonial first pitch before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, May 28, 2013.”

"Fenway Park is shown during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday, May 28, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Fenway Park is shown during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday, May 28, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Fans watch as a boy is shown on the centerfield scoreboard during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, May 28, 2013."

“Fans watch as a boy is shown on the centerfield scoreboard during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, May 28, 2013.”

I don’t have much to show from last night’s game itself, but it’s what happened before the game that was most important. Throwing out the ceremonial first pitches last night were two faces of the Boston Marathon bombings.

The first was Jeff Bauman, a Marathon spectator who lost both of his legs in the bombings. The second was Carlos Arredondo, the now recognizable man in the cowboy hat who wheeled Bauman to safety. Both were captured in this memorable photo by Charlie Krupa of the Associated Press.

An emotional pre-game ceremony last night for sure.