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Boston Red Sox, 2013 World Series Winners: What You Need to Know

The Boston Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals by 6-1 at Fenway Park to become the 2013 World Series Winners. For the first time since 1918, the Red Sox won the Series in front of their own fans at Fenway Park.

And here’s the moment they did:

Here is everything you need to know about a magical night in Boston, a city that deserves a party more than any other in America:


The Dropkick Murphys Performed an Emotional Version of the National Anthem

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An vocal-chord busting Christina Aguilera version of the national anthem it was not, but the Dropkick Murphys produced a soft, emotional version of the anthem. They group were described as part of the “soundtrack” of Fenway park. Sadly though, Fox decided to cut to an ad-break rather than show the band performing “Shipping up to Boston.” A song that is synonymous with the Red Sox.


John Lackey Threw a 1-2-3 Inning in the First

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John Lackey got the Red Sox off to a great start by throwing 1-2-3. He was probably inspired by this awesome Vine the Red Sox posted:


Kenny Chesney Was the First Celebrity Sighting

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While we’re sure that more celebrities will show their beautiful faces as the game progresses, for now, here’s country singer Kenny Chesney enjoying the action. The “action” so far though is a single base hit from David Ortiz as we’re into the second inning.

Red Sox Win World Series 2013: All the Pics You Need to See

The Red Sox just won the 2013 World Series with a 6-1 victory in Game 6 at Fenway Park — the team's first Series clinch at home in 95 years. The triumph was especially sweet for a city rocked by the Boston Marathon bombing earlier this year. Relive the glory with these historic pictures.

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Dustin Pedroia Thought He’d Given the Red Sox the Lead in the Second[VIDEO]

Red Sox star Dustin Pedroia blasted the ball in the direction of the legendary “Fisk Pole” on the left field line that just went out.


John Kerry and Matthew Perry Were Also in Attendance

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It’s Secretary of State John Kerry pictured in his front row seat. What was he up to when the Red Sox broke the Curse of the Bambino again?

In fact, Kerry and Chesney seem to be hanging out with a fellow celebrity, former Friends star Matthew Perry who is joining them in the front row:

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Later on in the game John Kerry proved he is a man of the people.

H/T to BuzzFeed:

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With the Bases Loaded in the Bottom of the Third, Red Sox RF Shane Victorino Stepped Up

Victorino’s drive banged off the wall as the Red Sox brought three men home. The Red Sox raced into a 3-0 lead.

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And just in case you forgot, that’s Shane “$39 Million Contract” Victorino who stepped up. I think most Red Sox fans would agree he’s worth it now.

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Stephen Drew Hit the First HR of the Game to Make 4-0 Red Sox

And he did it with blast into right center field.

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Johnny Gomes got home a few minutes later thanks to Mike Napoli, with Shane Victorino driving Ortiz home a few minutes later.

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There Was Only One Man Capable of Empathizing With the Cardinals Midway Through the Game

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The Boston PD Began Dispersing People Outside of Fenway Earlier Than Expected

It was all part of the massive security effort that’s been underway throughout the area around the stadium.


Then Jacob Ellsbury Gave us the GIF of the Series

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Center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury’s amazing rundown has created an amazing GIF. A miracle run where he somehow avoided the tag and got safe a first.


With the Red Sox up by 6 in in the Seventh, Celebrations Began

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BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 30: Boston Police officers move fans away from Fenway Park during Game Six of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals on October 30, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 30: Boston Police officers move fans away from Fenway Park during Game Six of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals on October 30, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)


With the Game Nearly 3 Hours Old, the Cardinals Got on the Board

Thanks to Carlos Beltran’s line drive, the Cardinals brought it to 6-1.


What Does John Lackey Say Here?

Pitcher John Lackey was withdrawn from the game after being collected by John Farrell. He’s replaced by Tazawa.

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By the 8th Inning Time to Stick a Fork in the Cardinals

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And That’s Was it! The Red Sox Are Your 2013 World Champions

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The boys from Boston never gave the Cardinals a chance as they romped to a 6-1 victory at Fenway Park. Boston is most definitely strong tonight.

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