Christopher L. Gasper Red Sox aces key to team’s early surge ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Bill Greene/Globe Staff Red Sox manager John Farrell congratulated Daniel Nava after the win. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Daniel Nava (left) and Jacoby Ellsbury celebrated after the final out of the game. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Daniel Nava reacted after hitting a three-run home run over the Green Monster to break a scoreless tie in the seventh inning. Bill Greene/Globe Staff Nava was greeted by happy teammates and fans after his home run. Bill Greene/Globe Staff Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan got the save after giving up a run in the ninth inning. Daid L. Ryan/Globe Staff Fenway Park was packed for the home opener against the Orioles under blue skies. Elise Amendola/Associated Press Steve Pearce struck out in the seventh inning. Bill Greene/Globe Staff Fans cheered Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz after the seventh inning. Jared Wickerham/Getty Images Clay Buchholz threw a pitch to Nate McLouth of the Orioles in the first inning at the Fenway home opener. Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff Jacoby Ellsbury reacted after flying out in the third inning. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Clay Buchholz threw to Mike Napoli at first base as Nate McLouth got back to the bag safely. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Red Sox pitchers John Lackey (left) and Andrew Bailey (center) greeted Jackie Bradley, Jr. during pre-game player introductions. Jim Davis/Globe Staff The Jimmy Fund Chorus sang in the outfield before the game. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia chatted with owner John Henry in the dugout before the game. Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff Clay Buchholz threw a pitch in the first inning as the Red Sox took on the Orioles in the home opener at Fenway. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Jon Lester was all smiles in the dugout before the start of player introductions. Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff The Red Sox and Orioles lined the field prior to the home opener at Fenway Park. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Jim Rice hugged a smiling Jon Lester following the ceremonial first pitches, as former Red Sox players looked on. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff "Big League Brian" Dwyer juggled pins on Yawkey Way. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff Matt McClelland of Warwick, R.I. (left), and Keith Couto, of Rumford, R.I., dug into sausage sandwiches. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff Lorriane Vallee of Sutton got her face painted before the game. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Blue skies and green grass were in abundance as the Red Sox took batting practice before the home opener against the Orioles. Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff Fans waited to enter as the doors to Fenway opened on Monday afternoon. Jared Wickerham/Getty Images Fans filed into Fenway Park prior to the home opener between the Orioles and Red Sox. Bill Greene/Globe Staff Fans enjoyed the weather on Landsdowne Street before the game. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Orioles general manager (and former Red Sox GM) Dan Duquette talked with former Red Sox rightfielder Dwight Evans. Jim Davis/Globe Staff The Red Sox returned to Fenway Park in first place after a 4-2 season-opening road trip. Bill Greene/Globe Staff Fans Kenny Runge and Nick Freehling watched Orioles batting practice from the Green Monster.