The Boston Red Sox rode Shane Victorino's three-run double in the third inning and John Lackey's determined effort on the mound to a 6-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of the World Series on Wednesday. The Red Sox wrapped up their third championship since 2004 and won before the home fans for the first time since 1918.
Umpire Jim Joyce and three teammates rule Johnny Gomes safe on Shane Victorino's pivotal three-run double in Game 6 of the 2013 World Series. The Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 to win a World Series in front of their home fans for the first time since 1918.
Catcher David Ross embraces closer Koji Uehara as their teammates rush onto the infield to celebrate.
The Red Sox celebrate their third world championship since 2004.
Shane Victorino celebrates his bases-clearing double in the third-inning. Cardinals third baseman David Freese is less enthused.
As people mill outside Fenway Park, Boston's Prudential Center is lighted up in support of the hometown team.
Carlton Fisk, left, sporting a fake beard in tribute to the 2013 Red Sox, and Luis Tiant throw out the ceremonial first pitch Wednesday. Tiant was the starting pitcher and Fisk the catcher for the famous Game 6 in 1975.
After going 11 for 15 in the first five games, David Ortiz was intentionally walked three times in Game 6. He also walked once conventionally and struck out in his other plate appearance. He was named the Series MVP.
Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina consoles starting pitcher Michael Wacha as he was pulled from Game 6. Wacha had been brilliant for the Cardinals throughout the postseason, including beating the Red Sox in Game 2.
Winning pitcher John Lackey reacts after striking out John Jay to get out of a second-inning jam.
Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew celebrates his fourth-inning home run.
Red Sox fans celebrate the team's World Series victory on Yawkey Way outside Fenway Park.
Manager John Farrell lifts the World Series trophy as GM Ben Cherington looks on.
Mike Napoli awaits his turn during batting practice. Beards were one of the hallmarks of the 2013 Red Sox.