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Jacoby Ellsbury on spraying champagne

Jacoby Ellsbury sprayed champagne on fans behind the Red Sox dugout after the Sox won the American League pennant.

Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff

Jacoby Ellsbury sprayed champagne on fans behind the Red Sox dugout after the Sox won the American League pennant.

Every Sunday, Boston Globe photographer Stan Grossfeld asks the subject of one of his photos to explain what’s happening in the shot.

Up today: Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury sprays champagne on fans during the celebration after defeating Detroit for the American League pennant.

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Said Ellsbury: “Oh, nice. We’re going to the World Series. I wanted to celebrate with the fans. I brought one bottle of Korbel and one bottle of Armand.

“It was awesome, a good feeling. It tasted great. In 2007, we won it all, but we haven’t won it yet. Hopefully we’ll get to do it one more time.”

Stan Grossfeld can be reached at grossfeld@globe.com.

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