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David Ortiz ran onto the field before Game 2 of the World Series against the Cardinals.
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Ortiz handed former Red Sox Pedro Martinez a ball for the ceremonial first pitch.
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Members of the 2004 Red Sox World Series team gathered on the field before Game 2.
Ortiz gave former Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera a hug.
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Fans filled Yawkey Way and streamed into the ballpark.
The Red Sox started John Lackey, pictured in the first inning, against the Cardinals.
Jonny Gomes dove but couldn't get the first-inning single by the Cardinals' Carlos Beltran.
Dustin Pedroia lunged but missed a second-inning single to right field hit by Yadier Molina.
Fans used binoculars to watch the first inning of Game 2 of the World Series.
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Jacoby Ellsbury's bat shattered as he hit a single in the third inning.
Four-day-old Wesley Geoghegan attended his first Red Sox game.
Jonny Gomes reacted after he flew out to center field in the second inning.
Matt Holliday hit a triple to start the fourth inning.
Ellsbury couldn't get to a drive to deep center field by Holliday.
A fan leaned over the ledge to get a closer look.
Red Sox pitcher John Lackey tried to move out of the way from Yadier Molina's line drive, which Dustin Pedroia caught, in the fourth inning.
Holliday scored the first run of the game on Molina's hit.
Pedroia slid to second base after hitting a double in the fourth inning.
Cardinals Matt Adams singled while Red Sox John Lackey watched the ball go to left field in the sixth inning.
David Ortiz hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning.
Fans celebrated Ortiz's home run, which gave the Red Sox a 2-1 lead.
The Red Sox held a 1-0 series lead heading into Game 2.
Ortiz was congratulated on his home run.
The throw from Jonny Gomes got by Jarrod Saltalamacchia as Pete Kozma scored on a seventh-inning sacrifice fly.
Pitcher Craig Breslow's throw to third base sailed into left field, and Jon Jay scored. The Red Sox lost their lead in the game.
Stephen Drew tried to catch Breslow's throw to third.
Jay slid safely into third base as the throw was high.
The Cardinals took a 4-2 lead by the end of the seventh inning. Pictured: Fans reacted to eighth-inning play.
The Cardinals celebrated scoring on the Red Sox' errors in the seventh.
Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina pumped his fist after Daniel Nava struck out to end the game.
The Red Sox fell to the Cardinals, 4-2, in Game 2. The World Series is now tied.
Cardinals outfielders Matt Holliday, Jon Jay, and Carlos Beltran celebrated their victory.
Fans embraced at the end of Game 2 after the Red Sox lost.
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