October 21, 2013
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Shane Victorino celebrated his seventh-inning grand slam as he headed to first base.
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The grand slam put the Sox at a 5-2 lead and catapulted Boston to the World Series.
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Victorino's grand slam landed in the Green Monster seats.
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The Red Sox beat the Tigers in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series, 5-2.
Red Sox fan Kacie Smith, 14, of Chicopee watched batting practice while wearing a beard.
Former Red Sox third baseman Bill Mueller threw the ceremonial first pitch.
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Red Sox fan Marymalane Mayo of Barnstead, N.H., took a peek from between Big League Brian Dwyer's legs before the game.
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Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz threw to Torii Hunter in the first inning.
Miguel Cabrera flipped his bat after striking out in the third inning.
Xander Bogaerts lunged but couldn't get a single off the bat of Torii Hunter.
Buchholz struck out Prince Fielder in the first inning.
Dustin Pedroia leaped for a hit by Omar Infante in the second inning.
Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer made a sliding catch of a third-inning sacrifice bunt attempt by Shane Victorino.
A foul ball by Pedroia in the third inning was just feet away from being a home run.
Pedroia (right), David Ortiz (left), and the crowd watched Pedroia's hit go foul.
Red Sox manager John Farrell argued over Pedroia's foul.
Prince Fielder was caught in a rundown in the sixth inning.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia tagged Fielder out.
Buchholz was pulled from the game in the sixth inning.
Xander Bogaerts watched his fifth-inning double go off the wall.
Jacoby Ellsbury's single scored Bogaerts (right) in the fifth inning for the first run of the game.
Reliever Franklin Morales was pulled in the top of the sixth inning after giving up a two-run single to Victor Martinez (left).
Saltalamacchia was unable to score any runs in the bottom of the sixth.
The Tigers' Austin Jackson was picked off in the seventh.
Jonny Gomes slid to second base on a seventh-inning double.
Koji Uehara and Saltalamacchia celebrated closing out the win and advancing to the World Series.
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Fans outside of Fenway Park reacted to the Red Sox victory.
Gomes bit the American League Championship trophy.
Ortiz waved an AL champions flag after the game.