Photos: 2013 World Series – Game 4.

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia takes ground balls before game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia takes ground balls before game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes looks on during batting practice before game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes looks on during batting practice before game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Clydesdale horses take a lap around the field during a pre-game ceremony before game four of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Clydesdale horses take a lap around the field during a pre-game ceremony before game four of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Fans wave towels before game four of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Fans wave towels before game four of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia turns a double play over center fielder John Jay during the fourth inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia turns a double play over center fielder John Jay during the fourth inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew hits a sacrifice fly during the fifth inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew hits a sacrifice fly during the fifth inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox during the inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox during the inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes hits a go-ahead three run home run during the sixth inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes hits a go-ahead three run home run during the sixth inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes hits a go-ahead three run home run during the sixth inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes hits a go-ahead three run home run during the sixth inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes celebrates after hitting a go-ahead three run home run during the sixth inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes celebrates after hitting a go-ahead three run home run during the sixth inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes celebrates after hitting a go-ahead three run home run during the sixth inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes celebrates after hitting a go-ahead three run home run during the sixth inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes celebrates after hitting a go-ahead three run home run during the sixth inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes celebrates after hitting a go-ahead three run home run during the sixth inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox pinch runner Quintin Berry steals second base during the eighth inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox pinch runner Quintin Berry steals second base during the eighth inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara delivers during the ninth inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara delivers during the ninth inning of game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara records the final out of game four of the 2013 World Series as he picks off St. Louis Cardinals pinch runner Kolten Wong during the ninth inning Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara records the final out of game four of the 2013 World Series as he picks off St. Louis Cardinals pinch runner Kolten Wong during the ninth inning Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli celebrates as he records the final out of game four of the 2013 World Series by tagging out St. Louis Cardinals pinch runner Kolten Wong on a pick-off throw from pitcher Koji Uehara during the ninth inning Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli celebrates as he records the final out of game four of the 2013 World Series by tagging out St. Louis Cardinals pinch runner Kolten Wong on a pick-off throw from pitcher Koji Uehara during the ninth inning Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli and pitcher Koji Uehara celebrates after recording the final out of game four of the 2013 World Series by picking off St. Louis Cardinals pinch runner Kolten Wong during the ninth inning Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli and pitcher Koji Uehara celebrates after recording the final out of game four of the 2013 World Series by picking off St. Louis Cardinals pinch runner Kolten Wong during the ninth inning Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

"Boston Red Sox players celebrate after winning game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri."

“Boston Red Sox players celebrate after winning game four of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.”

The Red Sox won game four of the World Series last night, tying up the series at two games a piece. This was another dramatic, crazy game with an even crazier ending.

Nobody expected Koji Uehara to end the game by picking off Cardinals pinch runner Kolten Wong at first base (which is the first time in history a World Series game has ended on a pick off), and it happened so fast that I’m surprised I got any pictures out of it. 

I’m getting ready to head to the stadium for game five, so there isn’t much time to post, but here are the highlights from the pick off and from Jonny Gomes’ huge three run home run.

Let’s hope for another Boston win tonight!

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

"The National Anthem is sung as teams line up during a pre-game ceremony before game one of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The National Anthem is sung as teams line up during a pre-game ceremony before game one of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy high fives teammates during a pre-game ceremony before game one of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy high fives teammates during a pre-game ceremony before game one of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The National Anthem is sung as teams line up during a pre-game ceremony before game one of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The National Anthem is sung as teams line up during a pre-game ceremony before game one of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland and Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell shake hands during a pre-game ceremony before game one of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland and Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell shake hands during a pre-game ceremony before game one of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Former Boston Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra throws out the ceremonial first pitch before game one of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Former Boston Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra throws out the ceremonial first pitch before game one of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The umpiring crew, Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland and Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell pose for a photograph during a pre-game ceremony before game one of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The umpiring crew, Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland and Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell pose for a photograph during a pre-game ceremony before game one of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 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 Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 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 Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino reacts after striking out during the third inning of game one of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino reacts after striking out during the third inning of game one of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz warms up on-Deck during the first inning of game one of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz warms up on-Deck during the first inning of game one of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew turns a double play during the third inning game one of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew turns a double play during the third inning game one of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester reacts during the fifth inning of game one of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester reacts during the fifth inning of game one of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera jokes during the first inning of game one of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera jokes during the first inning of game one of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pinch runner Quintin Berry steals second base during the ninth inning of game one of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pinch runner Quintin Berry steals second base during the ninth inning of game one of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Detroit Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter high fives teammates after game one of the American League Championship Series agains the Boston Red Sox. aturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Detroit Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter high fives teammates after game one of the American League Championship Series agains the Boston Red Sox. aturday, October 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

We’re underway at Fenway Park for the 2013 American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers. 

Everyone always talks about the capabilities of the Detroit pitching staff, and last night was proof of why they do so. This high powered Red Sox offense was held to just one hit through nine innings, as the Tigers were won 1-0 in game one. It’s hard to win a game on one hit, and from a photo standpoint, it’s hard to make really good pictures when not much is happening. In the way of action, things were very slow last night. 

Still, we’re looking to tell the story of the game and to capture the atmosphere and feel inside the stadium, so that’s what I’ve tried to post here. 

Here’s hoping things go better tonight for game two! And for less TV air time for this photographer than last night. 

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.