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October 25, 2013

Lester and Ross a winning combo for Red Sox

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So have some of his teammates.

“That’s our team,” Brady said at his weekly news conference. “I’ve been here awhile so I’ve got to see a lot of Red Sox games over the years and watched them win a few championships. You know, you don’t take these for granted because you don’t know if they will ever come again.”

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PREGAME ACTIVITIES: Mary J. Blige belted out the Star-Spangled Banner before Game 1 as baseball honored medal of honor recipients in the pregame ceremony Wednesday night. Color guards from five branches of the armed services stood in the outfield, where a “B Strong” logo was shaved into the grass.

The Red Sox also held a moment of silence for Colleen Ritzer, a high school teacher in nearby Danvers who was killed this week.

Red Sox great and baseball Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

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MARIANO MOMENT: Mariano Rivera will receive the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award before Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday night.

The New York Yankees closer, who retired after the regular season, will be recognized on the field during pregame ceremonies.

The award last was presented in 2011 to Ken Griffey Jr. It recognizes achievements and contributions of historical significance.

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OFFICIAL FIRST: Gaku Tashiro of Sankei Sports became the first Japanese official scorer at a major league game. He was one of three scorers for Wednesday night’s opener of the World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox. The others were Mike Shalin, the regular-season official scorer in Boston, and Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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