Signing Pesky Pole very tempting for fans ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page David Ortiz hit a dramatic grand slam to tie Game 2 of the ALCS, then the Red Sox went on to win in the ninth inning. Check out the scenes from a classic game. Barry Chin/Globe Staff The children of St. Ann's Parish in Dorchester sang the national anthem before the Red Sox faced the Tigers in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series. Marathon bombing victim Jane Richard, whose brother Martin was killed in the attacks, led the group. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Dave Roberts came out of the dugout to throw the ceremonial first pitch. Barry Chin/Globe Staff The Tigers started Max Scherzer against the Red Sox. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Clay Buchholz threw a pitch in the second inning. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Dustin Pedroia dove to catch a ball hit by Austin Jackson and then threw Jackson out on a close play at first base. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Buchholz reacted to Pedroia's third-inning play. Stan Grossfeld/globe staff Victor Martinez was hit by a pitch in the fourth inning. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Martinez said something that made Mike Carp (left) smile before turning and winking at first base umpire Ron Kulpa (not pictured). Barry Chin/Globe Staff Stephen Drew questioned a called third strike by home plate umpire Rob Drake. Jim Davis/Globe staff Stephen Drew was charged with an error in the fourth after he booted a routine ground ball hit by Jhonny Peralta (not pictured). Barry Chin/Globe Staff Scherzer walked off the field after getting Carp to hit into a double play to end the inning. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Pedroia missed a fourth-inning pitch for strike three. Stan Grossfeld/globe staff Miguel Cabrera was greeted by Martinez after hitting the Tigers' first home run of the game in the sixth. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Buchholz reacted as he watched Alex Avila's home run, the second of the sixth inning, leave the yard. Stan Grossfeld/globe staff Avila circled the bases after hitting his homer, which brought the Tigers to five runs over the Red Sox. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Martinez (left) and Cabrera celebrated Cabrera's home run. Bill Greene/globe staff A Red Sox fan reacted to Avila's home run. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Buchholz talked with catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia in a rough sixth inning for the Red Sox. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Avila received a hero's welcome in the dugout. Stan Grossfeld/globe staff Prince Fielder hit a double and beat Pedroia's tag. Barry Chin/Globe Staff The Red Sox were behind the Tigers for most of the game. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Saltalamacchia spoke with Buchholz just before a pitching change in the sixth inning. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Manager John Farrell took the ball from Buchholz. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Buchholz headed to the dugout. Stan Grossfeld/globe staff Shane Victorino received high fives after scoring the Red Sox' first run and breaking up the Tigers' no-hit bid. Barry Chin/Globe Staff David Ortiz hit a grand slam to tie up the game, 5-5, in the eighth. Stan Grossfeld/globe staff Torii Hunter tried to catch the ball. Bill Greene/Globe staff Mike McDonald of Medfield celebrated as Hunter landed in the Sox' bullpen. Stan Grossfeld/globe staff The fans cheered Ortiz for his grand slam. Stan Grossfeld/Globe staff Fielder was thwarted by a spectator for a foul ball in the ninth. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Fielder thought it was an interference, but officials ruled otherwise. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Koji Uehara pitched a clean ninth inning. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Ortiz (right) was greeted by Pedroia after the grand slam. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Jonny Gomes shattered his bat but hit a single in the ninth. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Stephen Drew and Gomes celebrated as Gomes crossed home plate with the winning run after a hit by Saltalamacchia. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Saltalamacchia celebrated his game-winning hit in the bottom of the ninth. Stan Grossfeld/globe staff The Red Sox greeted Saltalamacchia with high fives. Stan Grossfeld/globe staff Ortiz and Saltalamacchia hugged after the Red Sox won the game, 6-5. Bill Greene/globe staff Fans celebrated as the Red Sox tied the series, 1-1.