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Moments to remember in Red Sox’ season

A look back at some of the most significant moments of the Red Sox’ 2013 season:

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April 1

  • Sox beat the Yankees, 8-2, in season opener for new manager John Farrell’s first win. Bullpen works four scoreless innings and rookie Jackie Bradley Jr. is a contributor to a potent offense.

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April 15

  • Red Sox beat Tampa Bay on Patriots Day thanks to Mike Napoli’s walk-off double. Team is then stunned to learn of the Boston Marathon bombings.

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April 20

  • Red Sox return home for the first time since the bombing and beat the Royals a day after their game was postponed because of a city-wide lockdown. “This is our (bleeping) city,” David Ortiz tells the crowd.

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June 18

  • Jonny Gomes belts a walk-off home run to beat the Rays, 3-1. He punts his helmet as he approaches the plate.

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July 21

  • Mike Napoli’s long home run to center field gives the Sox an 8-7 walk-off win against the Yankees in a game that lasts nearly five hours.

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July 30

  • Red Sox obtain RHP Jake Peavy from the White Sox in a three-team, seven player deal. The Sox gave up shortstop Jose Iglesias.

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Aug. 1

  • Down by six runs at one point, the Sox come back to beat the Mariners, 8-7, with six runs in the ninth inning. Daniel Nava singled to drive in the winning run.

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Sept. 10

  • Clay Buchholz returns from 3 months on the disabled list and pitches five shutout innings at Tampa Bay. His return gave the Red Sox a deeper rotation for the postseason.

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Sept. 11

  • Mike Carp’s pinch-hit grand slam in the 10th inning gives the Sox a 7-3 win at Tampa Bay that essentially clinches the AL East.

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Sept. 20

  • Red Sox clinch the AL East by beating Toronto as Jon Lester wins his 100th career game. Touches off a wild celebration for first postseason bid since 2009.


Oct. 8

  • Red Sox eliminate Tampa in the ALDS with a 3-1 series win.


Oct. 13

  • With the Red Sox down 5-1 and mired in a slump, David Ortiz blasts a game-tying grand slam into the bullpen to key a come-from-behind win over the Tigers in Game 2 of the ALCS. Ortiz’s grand slam lands in the bullpen, past the dive of Detroit outfielder Torii Hunter, and the image of Hunter falling head-first into the bullpen in front of a celebrating Boston police officer would become an iconic image of the Red Sox’ World Series run.


Oct. 19

  • Shane Victorino clubs a game-deciding grand slam in the sixth game of the ALCS to power a Red Sox victory and clinch a berth in the World Series.


Oct. 30

  • The Red Sox win their third straight game to eliminate the Cardinals in Game 6 of the World Series and clinch their first championship at home in 95 years.

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