Red Sox hold "rolling rally" to celebrate title | Boston Red Sox's Jarrod Saltalamacchia, left, holds the World Series trophy as Ryan Dempster, center, raises his arm from a duck boat on the Charles River during a rolling victory parade celebrating the team's World Series title Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Game #8: David Ortiz went 4-for-5 with a two-run home run and three-run double as the Boston Red Sox pummeled the Tampa Bay Rays, 13-5, in the second of a three-game set. Cody Ross also hit a two-run home run and finished with four RBI while Mike Aviles and Dustin Pedroia added solo shots for the Red Sox. Clay Buchholz (1-0) gave up five runs on six hits with three walks and five strikeouts over seven innings of work.
Rays designated hitter Luke Scott and Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia confronted each other after Scott was hit by a pitch from Red Sox relief pitcher Franklin Morales, not pictured, in the ninth inning.
Game #74: Dustin Pedroia won it for the Red Sox, 5-1 over the Jays, by capping a two-out rally with a single up the middle in the 7th inning. Saltalamacchia hit his 14th off Jays Jason Frasor. Saltalamacchia's career high for homers is 16. Aaron Laffey's 82 pitches were more efficient night than Dice-K's, who needed 100 over 5 2/3, but he turned in his best start of the year. Pictured: Daniel Nava celebrates with Ryan Kalish after they scored on Dustin Pedroia’s single in the 7th.
Game #57: Clay Buchholz had his best performance of the season as the Red Sox won 7-0. The Sox got on Buchholz tossed his 3rd career shutout as Boston won 7-0. He scattered 4 hits and struck out 6. It was his 3rd consecutive outing of allowing 2 runs or fewer. Adrian Gonzalez emerged from a 2-for-17 skid with a 2 run double in the 1st to Gonzalez finished the game 3-for-4. Nava reached base 4 times and had 2 hits with a run scored. Pictured: Clay Buchholz gets high-fives from teammates.
Game #34: The Red Sox continued their streaky 2012 season by winning their 3rd consecutive game by hammering the Indians 12-1. They moved to 15-19 overall and are still in last place. Daniel Bard pitched in and out of trouble in his 6 innings, Jarrod Saltalamacchia drove in 5 runs, Daniel Nava drove in 3 runs and rookie 3rd baseman Will Middlebrooks batted in 2, one with the 4th homer of his 10-game big league career. Pictured: Saltalamacchia singles in the 1st inning. Gotta Love Will!