Photos: 2013 World Series – Game 2.

"Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez is introduced alongside David Ortiz during a pre-game ceremony before game two of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez is introduced alongside David Ortiz during a pre-game ceremony before game two of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Retired New York Yankees Closer Mariano Rivera is honored with the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award during a pre-game ceremony before game two of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Retired New York Yankees Closer Mariano Rivera is honored with the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award during a pre-game ceremony before game two of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Former player and manager Frank Robinson is introduced alongside a Boys & Girls Club recipient during the game ball delivery pre-game ceremony before game two of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Former player and manager Frank Robinson is introduced alongside a Boys & Girls Club recipient during the game ball delivery pre-game ceremony before game two of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Singer James Taylor is introduced before singing the National Anthem during a pre-game ceremony before game two of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Singer James Taylor is introduced before singing the National Anthem during a pre-game ceremony before game two of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes makes a diving catch during the first inning of game two of the 2013 World Series between against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes makes a diving catch during the first inning of game two of the 2013 World Series between against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox players react as designated hitter David Ortiz hits a two-run home run during the sixth inning of game two of the 2013 World Series between against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox players react as designated hitter David Ortiz hits a two-run home run during the sixth inning of game two of the 2013 World Series between against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia congratulate designated hitter David Ortiz after Ortiz hit a two-run home run during the sixth inning of game two of the 2013 World Series between against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia congratulate designated hitter David Ortiz after Ortiz hit a two-run home run during the sixth inning of game two of the 2013 World Series between against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Satlalamacchia attempts to tag out shortstop Pete Kozma during the seventh inning of game two of the 2013 World Series between against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Satlalamacchia attempts to tag out shortstop Pete Kozma during the seventh inning of game two of the 2013 World Series between against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha gestures during the fifth inning of game two of the 2013 World Series between against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha gestures during the fifth inning of game two of the 2013 World Series between against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"St. Louis Cardinals center fielder John Jay high fives teammates after defeating the Boston Red Sox in game two of the 2013 World Series Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“St. Louis Cardinals center fielder John Jay high fives teammates after defeating the Boston Red Sox in game two of the 2013 World Series Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

Again, I don’t have much time today to post, but I wanted to get this up before the end of the day. A tough loss for the Red Sox last night in game two of the World Series.

Overall, it wasn’t a huge night for action photos from my spot along third base, but here are the highlights. On to game three!

Photos: 2013 World Series – Game 1.

"Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell shakes hands with St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny during a pre-game ceremony before game one of the 2013 World Series Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell shakes hands with St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny during a pre-game ceremony before game one of the 2013 World Series Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Artist Mary J. Blige sings the National Anthem during a pre-game ceremony before game one of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Artist Mary J. Blige sings the National Anthem during a pre-game ceremony before game one of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Former Boston Red Sox player Carl Yastrzemski throws out the ceremonial first pitch alongside Medal Of Honor recipients before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch during a pre-game ceremony before game one of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Former Boston Red Sox player Carl Yastrzemski throws out the ceremonial first pitch alongside Medal Of Honor recipients before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch during a pre-game ceremony before game one of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The St. Louis Cardinals leave the field after a pre-game ceremony before game one of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The St. Louis Cardinals leave the field after a pre-game ceremony before game one of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester delivers the first pitch of game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester delivers the first pitch of game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia slides into second base as St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Pete Kozma bobbles a double play ball during the first inning of game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia slides into second base as St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Pete Kozma bobbles a double play ball during the first inning of game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell argues a call with second base umpire Dana DeMuth during the first inning of game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell argues a call with second base umpire Dana DeMuth during the first inning of game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny argues with umpire John Hirschbeck after Hirschbeck reversed  a blown call during the second inning of game one of the 2013 World Series against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny argues with umpire John Hirschbeck after Hirschbeck reversed a blown call during the second inning of game one of the 2013 World Series against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli hits a bases clearing RBI double during the first inning of game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli hits a bases clearing RBI double during the first inning of game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz slides into home plate as right fielder Jonny Gomes, center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, and second baseman Dustin Pedroia celebrate after scoring on a double by first baseman Mike Napoli during the first inning of game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz slides into home plate as right fielder Jonny Gomes, center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, and second baseman Dustin Pedroia celebrate after scoring on a double by first baseman Mike Napoli during the first inning of game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester delivers during the first inning of game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester delivers during the first inning of game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester gives a curtain call as he exits the game during the eighth inning of game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester gives a curtain call as he exits the game during the eighth inning of game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox right fielder Jonny Gomes celebrates with designated hitter David Ortiz after Ortiz hit a two run home run during the seventh inning of game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park. Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox right fielder Jonny Gomes celebrates with designated hitter David Ortiz after Ortiz hit a two run home run during the seventh inning of game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park. Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes hugs pitcher Ryan Dempster after winning game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes hugs pitcher Ryan Dempster after winning game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz celebrates after defeating the St. Lousi Cardinals in  game one of the 2013 World Series Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz celebrates after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals in game one of the 2013 World Series Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

Don’t have a lot of time to post, but here are the highlights from game one of the 2013 World Series! A great start for the Red Sox. 

Game two at Fenway begins in a few hours. More to come. 

Photos: ALCS Game Two – Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers.

"Former Boston Red Sox player Dave Roberts waves to the crowd before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch during a pre-game ceremony before game two of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Former Boston Red Sox player Dave Roberts waves to the crowd before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch during a pre-game ceremony before game two of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Major League Baseball Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Joe Torre signs autographs before game two of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Major League Baseball Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Joe Torre signs autographs before game two of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes hops over second base during the first inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes hops over second base during the first inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia makes a diving stop on a ground ball during the third inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia makes a diving stop on a ground ball during the third inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia throws to first base after making a diving stop on a ground ball during the third inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia throws to first base after making a diving stop on a ground ball during the third inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder waits on deck during the fourth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder waits on deck during the fourth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera celebrates after hitting a home run during the sixth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta celebrates with first baseman Prince Fielder after Fielder scored during the sixth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta celebrates with first baseman Prince Fielder after Fielder scored during the sixth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz gives the ball to manager John Farrell as Buchholz exits the game during the sixth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz gives the ball to manager John Farrell as Buchholz exits the game during the sixth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hits a game-tying grand slam home run during the eighth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox came back from a 5-0 deficit to defeat the Tigers 6-5."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hits a game-tying grand slam home run during the eighth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox came back from a 5-0 deficit to defeat the Tigers 6-5.”

"The eyes of Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz are displayed on the video board at Fenway Park as he rounds the bases after hitting a game-tying grand slam home run during the eighth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The eyes of Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz are displayed on the video board at Fenway Park as he rounds the bases after hitting a game-tying grand slam home run during the eighth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks congratulates designated hitter David Ortiz after Ortiz hit a game-tying grand slam home run during the eighth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks congratulates designated hitter David Ortiz after Ortiz hit a game-tying grand slam home run during the eighth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz gives a curtain call after hitting a game-tying grand slam home run during the eighth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz gives a curtain call after hitting a game-tying grand slam home run during the eighth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes celebrates as he scores the game-winning run on a walk-off single by catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia during the ninth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes celebrates as he scores the game-winning run on a walk-off single by catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia during the ninth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia (right) celebrates after hitting a game-winning walk off RBI single to score left fielder Jonny Gomes during the ninth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox came back from a 5-0 deficit to defeat the Tigers 6-5."

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia (right) celebrates after hitting a game-winning walk off RBI single to score left fielder Jonny Gomes during the ninth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox came back from a 5-0 deficit to defeat the Tigers 6-5.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes and shortstop Stephen Drew celebrate as Gomes scores the game-winning run on a walk-off single by catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia during the ninth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes and shortstop Stephen Drew celebrate as Gomes scores the game-winning run on a walk-off single by catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia during the ninth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes high fives teammates after catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a game-winning RBI single during the ninth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes high fives teammates after catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a game-winning RBI single during the ninth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox players mob catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia after Saltalamacchia hit a game-winning RBI single during the ninth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox came back from a 5-0 deficit to defeat the Tigers 6-5."

“Boston Red Sox players mob catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia after Saltalamacchia hit a game-winning RBI single during the ninth inning of game two of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox came back from a 5-0 deficit to defeat the Tigers 6-5.”

I feel like a broken record writing that this was the most amazing game I’ve ever been on hand to shoot. I know I’ve said that at least several times this season. The Red Sox have had so many incredible games in 2013, but somehow they seem to outdo themselves with every one of these improbable wins. 

This one was more special, more dramatic, and more meaningful than any of the other eleven Red Sox walk-off wins this season. After being held to just one hit by Detroit Tigers pitching in game one of the ALCS, the Red Sox frustrations continued, as 22-game winner Max Scherzer was absolutely dominant. Yet after managing to put up a run in the sixth inning and ensuring Scherzer’s eventual exit in the eighth, the boys pulled off one of the most incredible wins in playoff history. 

After a double by Will Middlebrooks, a walk by Jacoby Ellsbury, a base hit by Dustin Pedroia, and a series of bullpen pitching changes by Detroit, David Ortiz stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded. In classic Big Papi fashion, Ortiz knocked the first pitch he saw just out of the reach of Torii Hunter in right field for a grand slam to tie the game. 

The Fenway crowd went nuts, and after Ortiz crossed home plate and made it back into the dugout, I found myself turned around giving high fives to the fans sitting behind me in the first row. I’m usually able to separate my emotions while shooting, but in this case, it was impossible. 

Even though the game was still tied at that point, I knew that we would win it. Sure enough, in the bottom of the ninth inning, Jarrod Saltalamacchia knocked a single into left field to score Jonny Gomes and even the series at 1-1. 

These photos above are the highlights of my take from beginning to end. What a night. It still feels like a dream.

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!

Photos: Boston Red Sox Celebrate after Clinching AL East Division.

"Boston Red Sox teammates run out of the dugout in celebration as pitcher Koji Uehara and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia embrace after recording the final out of a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays to clinch the American League East title at Fenway Park Friday, September 23, 2013."

“Boston Red Sox teammates run out of the dugout in celebration as pitcher Koji Uehara and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia embrace after recording the final out of a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays to clinch the American League East title at Fenway Park Friday, September 23, 2013.”

"Boston Red Sox teammates run out of the dugout in celebration after recording the final out of a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays to clinch the American League East title at Fenway Park Friday, September 23, 2013."

“Boston Red Sox teammates run out of the dugout in celebration after recording the final out of a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays to clinch the American League East title at Fenway Park Friday, September 23, 2013.”

"Boston Red Sox teammates celebrate on the field after recording the final out of a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays to clinch the American League East title at Fenway Park Friday, September 20, 2013."

“Boston Red Sox teammates celebrate on the field after recording the final out of a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays to clinch the American League East title at Fenway Park Friday, September 20, 2013.”

"Fans cheer during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, September 22, 2013. The Red Sox clinched the American League East title with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays."

“Fans cheer during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, September 22, 2013. The Red Sox clinched the American League East title with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.”

"Boston Red Sox first "Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli removes his shirt and sprays a bottle of champagne as teammates celebrate on the field after the Red Sox clinched the American League East title with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, September 20, 2013 at Fenway Park."

“Boston Red Sox first first baseman Mike Napoli removes his shirt and sprays a bottle of champagne as teammates celebrate on the field after the Red Sox clinched the American League East title with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, September 20, 2013 at Fenway Park.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Quintin Berry sprays fans with champagne on top of the dugout during an on-field celebration after the Red Sox clinched the American League East title with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, September 20, 2013 at Fenway Park."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Quintin Berry sprays fans with champagne on top of the dugout during an on-field celebration after the Red Sox clinched the American League East title with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, September 20, 2013 at Fenway Park.”

"Boston Red Sox pitchers Ryan Dempster and Brandon Snyder spray fans with champagne on the dugout during an on-field celebration after the Red Sox clinched the American League East title with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, September 20, 2013 at Fenway Park."

“Boston Red Sox pitchers Ryan Dempster and Brandon Snyder spray fans with champagne on the dugout during an on-field celebration after the Red Sox clinched the American League East title with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, September 20, 2013 at Fenway Park.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes celebrates in a helmet and goggles on the field after the Red Sox clinched the American League East title with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, September 20, 2013 at Fenway Park."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes celebrates in a helmet and goggles on the field after the Red Sox clinched the American League East title with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, September 20, 2013 at Fenway Park.”

"Boston Red Sox pitchers Junichi Tazawa and Koji Uehara drink beer in the dugout during an on-field celebration after the Red Sox clinched the American League East title with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, September 20, 2013 at Fenway Park."

“Boston Red Sox pitchers Junichi Tazawa and Koji Uehara drink beer in the dugout during an on-field celebration after the Red Sox clinched the American League East title with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, September 20, 2013 at Fenway Park.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is mobbed by fans during an on-field celebration after the Red Sox clinched the American League East title with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, September 20, 2013 at Fenway Park."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is mobbed by fans during an on-field celebration after the Red Sox clinched the American League East title with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, September 20, 2013 at Fenway Park.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz celebrates after the Red Sox clinched the American League East title with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, September 20, 2013 at Fenway Park."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz celebrates after the Red Sox clinched the American League East title with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, September 20, 2013 at Fenway Park.”

"Boston Red Sox teammates pose for a photograph on the pitcher's mound during an on-field celebration after the Red Sox clinched the American League East title with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, September 20, 2013 at Fenway Park."

“Boston Red Sox teammates pose for a photograph on the pitcher’s mound during an on-field celebration after the Red Sox clinched the American League East title with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, September 20, 2013 at Fenway Park.”

Two years ago in September, I was in the first base photo bit at Camden Yards in Baltimore, shooting photos as the Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox in dramatic fashion and ultimately eliminating them from the playoffs. Here are those pictures, and what I wrote about that memorable and historic night. 

It’s funny how things come full circle. After a last place finish last year in Boston, the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays last Friday night to clinch a first place finish in an extremely competitive American League East Division, and to secure their spot into the 2013 postseason. 

I was incredibly excited to shoot this game, and at the prospect of shooting these celebration photos. This is easily the most memorable experience I’ve had in my four seasons shooting baseball. For me, there’s no bigger an adrenaline rush than being a witness to these moments of peak emotion and jubilation in sports. As a photographer and as a baseball fan, it doesn’t get any better.

These are a selection of photos I shot, both right after the last out of the game was recorded and as the team celebrated on the field after the game. The first one, of pitcher Koji Uehara and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia celebrating as the team runs out behind them, has quickly become one of the favorite photos I’ve shot. 

I can’t wait to be on hand to shoot October playoff baseball in Boston! Here’s hoping for a World Series championship. 

Boston Red Sox Photos: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 vs. Detroit Tigers.

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew dives for a ground ball during the seventh inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers Tuesday, September 3, at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew dives for a ground ball during the seventh inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers Tuesday, September 3, at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes smiles between innings during a game against the Detroit Tigers Tuesday, September 3, at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes smiles between innings during a game against the Detroit Tigers Tuesday, September 3, at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder reacts between innings during a game against the Boston Red Sox Tuesday, September 3, at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder reacts between innings during a game against the Boston Red Sox Tuesday, September 3, at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer reacts as he exits a game against the Boston Red Sox in the eighth inning Tuesday, September 3, at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. At 19-1, Scherzer was going for his 20th win of the 2013 season."

“Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer reacts as he exits a game against the Boston Red Sox in the eighth inning Tuesday, September 3, at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. At 19-1, Scherzer was going for his 20th win of the 2013 season.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara reacts after retiring the side and recording a save against the Detroit Tigers during the ninth inning Tuesday, September 3, at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara reacts after retiring the side and recording a save against the Detroit Tigers during the ninth inning Tuesday, September 3, at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

Last night was the second of a three game series between two of baseball’s best, the Red Sox and the Tigers. This was slated as a pitcher’s duel between Jon Lester and league leader in wins, Max Scherzer. With that in mind, I wasn’t expecting much action to shoot, and that’s exactly how things went. 

Instead, this game’s pictures were more about emotion and reaction than plays on the field, which there was quite a bit of. 

Perhaps this is a preview for things to come in the playoffs.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 vs. Baltimore Orioles.

"Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia applies a tag on Danny Valencia as he tags up at home plate during the third inning inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia applies a tag on Danny Valencia as he tags up at home plate during the third inning inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Felix Doubront delivers during the first inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes runs into the wall after fielding a base hit during the third inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes runs into the wall after fielding a base hit during the third inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes hits a double during the second inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles "

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes hits a double during the second inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli runs beneath a Jimmy Fund Month sign Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli runs beneath a Jimmy Fund Month sign Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Members of the Jimmy Fund chorus play before singing the National Anthem Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Members of the Jimmy Fund chorus play before singing the National Anthem Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

It’s good to be back at Fenway after a few weeks off, particularly during a big series between the Red Sox and the Orioles. I tried to mix it up last night, so I shot from the center field camera well with the 600mm lens that we have here temporarily. I didn’t get much in the way of crazy action, but it’s still refreshing to have a different look.

There are also a few Jimmy Fund photos posted here, as there are lots of ceremonies and recognitions in honor of Jimmy Fund Month at Fenway Park.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 vs. Tampa Bay Rays.

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes celebrates after hitting a walk-off two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes celebrates after hitting a walk-off two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes punts his helmet as he runs toward home plate after hitting a walk-off two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes punts his helmet as he runs toward home plate after hitting a walk-off two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes follows through after hitting a walk-off two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes follows through after hitting a walk-off two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes high fives teammates after hitting a walk-off two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes high fives teammates after hitting a walk-off two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli looks on from the dugout during the sixth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli looks on from the dugout during the sixth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Brian Kelly, Head Coach of the University of Notre Dame football team, throws out the ceremonial first pitch before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Brian Kelly, Head Coach of the University of Notre Dame football team, throws out the ceremonial first pitch before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

We’ve been really lucky this year. It seems like the late game, dramatic walk-off win has become somewhat of a regular occurrence with this current group of Red Sox players. 

On Tuesday night, at the end of the second game of a day-night double header, we got another one. After the Tampa Bay Rays tied the game up on an eighth inning home run, Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava drew a walk in the bottom of the ninth. Moments later, outfielder Jonny Gomes came up to bat and crushed a two-run home run over the Green Monster. 

It was a great celebration from Gomes, who punted his helmet as he ran down the third base line. 

Let’s hope the exciting baseball continues!