on baseball Red Sox, Cardinals match up well against each other ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Barry Chin/Globe Staff The Red Sox took batting practice before Game 6 of the ALCS at Fenway Park. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Tigers starter Max Scherzer watched what at first appeared to be a three-run homer in the third inning by Dustin Pedroia. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Xander Bogaerts (72) was congratulated in the Sox dugout after scoring the first run of the game in the fifth inning. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Jarrod Saltalamacchia tagged Prince Fielder to complete a double play in the sixth inning. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Tigers manager Jim Leyland removed relief pitcher Drew Smyly in the seventh inning. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Jonny Gomes dove into second base after hitting a double in the seventh. Bill Greene/globe staff The Red Sox bench reacted after Shane Victorino hit a grand slam in the seventh inning. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Shane Victorino was welcomed by teammate Mike Napoli after his grand slam. Globe staff photo by Stan Grossfeld The Tigers dugout is seen in the second inning. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Koji Uehara and Jarrod Saltalamacchia celebrated the win. Stan Grossfeld/globe staff The Red Sox advanced to the World Series with their Game 6 win. Bill Greene/globe staff Koji Uehara was named Most Valuable Player of the ALCS. Stan Grossfeld/globe staff Jacoby Ellsbury sprayed fans with champagne. Jessica Rinaldi For The Boston Globe Fans celebrated outside of Fenway Park as the Red Sox head to the World Series. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Dustin Pedroia was in the clubhouse after the win. Bill Greene/globe staff Fans celebrated outside Fenway. Jessica Rinaldi For The Boston Globe Fans celebrated outside of Fenway. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Mike Carp sprayed beer after Game 6. Stan Grossfeld/globe staff Jonny Gomes celebrated with fans after winning the pennant. Jessica Rinaldi For The Boston Globe Fans celebrated outside of Fenway.